Community Grants Program

Nov 1, 2021

Supporting Community Organisations across Tasmania

We are often called on to support community organisations and while we are very happy to provide support, it can be a challenge to assess where donations are best placed.

With our Stornoway representation across many Tasmanian and South East Queensland regional communities, we’ve come to understand that no one knows the specific needs of local communities better than our very own Stornoway team.

So we’re working together to provide grants to support particular groups in need of financial support within their own local community.

To highlight the organisations we have supported, here are a few of the 2021 grant recipients.

Sandford Cricket Club

We were delighted to award Sandford Cricket Club with a Stornoway Community Grant in Ocotber 2021. Nominated by Andrew, a member of our Stornoway traffic team, the club has recently celebrated success and has worked hard to maintain its presence within the cricket community thanks to their committee and volunteers. The grant will go towards their upcoming season and we wish them all the best.

Festival of Voices

Peter nominated Festival of Voices for their work in bringing the power of song to local communities across Tasmania and in particular on the east coast. He can be seen here with festival director Peter Choraziak.  

The Night at Bushland Gardens was originally planned for July but was postponed until the road maintenance on Paradise Gorge was completed, and east coast residents could attend the event held on Saturday 21 August.

It was a perfect night and the music was superb. A great night had by all.

St. Virgil's Old Scholars Football Club

In 2021 St. Virgils Old Scholar's Football Club registered their first ever women's team. With the huge interest in women''s footie, there are still a lot of clubs without basic training equipment.

Briannah, a footie player and member of our Business Services team, applied for a Stornoway grant to help find ways to resource and support her team. Bump pads and tackle bags ensure the players can practice the physical aspects of the game with a training kit that is essential for women to develop their understanding of the game, while reducing the risk of injury.

Well done Briannah and we wish the St Virgil's women's team all the best for 2022.

The Stornoway Community Grants are an internal program and nominations are only applicable to employees of Stornoway.