$3.18 million from Gladstone Foundation to four groups

Gladstone Men's Shed Association can now build the a new shed after securing a grant from Gladstone Foundation
Gladstone Men's Shed Association can now build the a new shed after securing a grant from Gladstone Foundation Mike Richards GLA160615LAND

GLADSTONE Community Linking Agency Inc, Gladstone Men's Shed Association Inc, Roseberry Community Services Limited and Churches of Christ in Queensland's Shed 19 program are set to benefit from more than three million dollars' worth of grants from the Gladstone Foundation.

The Gladstone Foundation was established as a perpetual trust in February 2011 with contributions totalling $13.5 million by liquefied natural gas companies Queensland Gas Company (Queensland Curtis LNG), ConocoPhillips (Australia Pacific LNG) and Santos (Gladstone LNG).

Gladstone Community Linking Agency Inc. will build a purpose designed Respite Care House for people who have a disability and their carers.

Gladstone Men's Shed Association Inc. will build a larger permanent facility where they will continue to provide a safe, friendly and healing environment where men from the Gladstone community are able to work on meaningful projects.

Churches of Christ Gladstone will expand and improve Shed 19 to transform the centre to better serve the people of the Gladstone/Toolooa area experiencing disadvantage and social isolation.

The upgrade will also improve the facility to provide better disability access.

Roseberry Community Services Limited's range of youth and family services in the Gladstone region will be coordinated from a new headquarters building funded by the grants.

"The Foundation is proud to be able to support the needs of Gladstone Communities through the provision of these grants," said Mr Tim Griffin OAM, Chair of the Board of Advice for the Gladstone Foundation.

"These third round grants will assist the organisations to support the needs of some of the community's most vulnerable people." The grants have been approved in principle subject to the completion of appropriate legal and financial due diligence checks.

Previous grant recipients have included Anglicare Central Queensland which built three therapeutically designed homes to accommodate residential placements and provide 24/7 care for local children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and Medibank Telehealth Solutions'

Anywhere Healthcare Gladstone Link Program which has completed over 5000 online allied healthcare consultations to date including psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dieticians and diabetes educators.

The Gladstone Foundation invites all businesses and industry groups to consider providing financial support to the Foundation to assist with its ongoing objective of reducing social disadvantage in the Gladstone Region

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