Twelve charities in the Toowoomba region received funds totalling $37,327 as part of the Queensland Community Foundation’s (QCF) annual grants program. QCF will distribute a total of $2.8 million to charities in 2019.

The organisation is a charitable trust, and a state leader in promoting philanthropy. QCF creates opportunities for non-profits to grow in the quest to deliver quality effective community services.

Toowoomba Regional Community Fund provided the sub-fund grants to local groups who are working hard to help others in need. “At the end of the day, it’s these charities and not-for-profits that are in the best position to identify and respond to local needs and we are just delighted to be able to help them provide these vital services to our community,” says Toowoomba Regional Community Fund chair Joy Mingay.

The grant recipients  included a diverse range of charities such as; Ability Enterprises receiving $5,000 to purchase a commercial fridge and freezer, Toowoomba Hospice receiving $5000 to upgrade carpet within the administration building of the Toowoomba Hospice, PCYC receiving $5000 to help deliver the Child Safety Pantomime, Sunrise Way receiving $3,000 toward constructing an undercover gym area to house donated equipment, Care Goondiwindi receiving $3000 to create a pop-up shop to distribute donated food, grocery items, fruit and vegetables, Cancer Patients Foundation receiving $3000 for the Look Good Feel Better program, Warwick State Emergency Services receiving $2812 for plant room lighting. Other beneficiaries included Civic Community Services, Toowoomba Clubhouse, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Hope Horizons.

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