The Gladstone Foundation manages the voluntary contributions made by infrastructure project proponents in Gladstone towards social infrastructure in the region.

These voluntary contributions will help ensure there is sufficient social infrastructure to meet the needs of the region’s growing population.

This will enhance the liveability of Gladstone communities and help build more stable workforces.

The foundation was established as a perpetual trust in February 2011.

The voluntary contributions are paid to a trust fund overseen by the Public Trustee of Queensland, who has ultimate responsibility for the investment and distribution of foundation funds.

Grants 2015-16

4th Grant Round (commences May 2016)
Closing date for applications is 5pm – 10 June 2016.

The Foundation has been established for specific purposes which are for the benefit of the Gladstone Region and all grants must solely be for:-

  • The relief of poverty
  • The relief of needs of the aged
  • The relief of sickness or distress
  • The advancement of religion
  • The advancement of education
  • The provision of childcare services on a not-for-profit basis
  • Other charitable purposes for the benefit of the Gladstone Region

Because the Foundation is a charity, grants might only be made to:-

  • A registered charity; or
  • For a purpose which is charitable.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from:

  1. registered charities; and
  2. from those who are not registered charities, however the Foundation asks that particular attention be applied to ensuring that any expression of interest will conform (solely) with the charitable purposes of the Trust.

Please read the guidelines and complete your EOI.

Please note, this must be submitted via the Gladstone Foundation website by 5pm Friday 10 June 2016.

Click here to submit your EOI Form »

3rd Grant Round (commenced June 2015)
Subject to the execution of their grant agreements, the 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 $3.18 million dollars’ worth of grants from the Gladstone Foundation.

The Foundation has been established for specific purposes which are for the benefit of the Gladstone Region and all grants must solely be for:-

  • The relief of poverty.
  • The relief of needs of the aged.
  • The relief of sickness or distress.
  • The advancement of religion.
  • The advancement of education.
  • The provision of childcare services on a not-for-profit basis.
  • Other charitable purposes for the benefit of the Gladstone Region.

Because the Foundation is a charity, grants might only be made to:-

  • A registered charity; or
  • For a purpose which is charitable.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from:

  1. registered charities; and
  2. from those who are not registered charities, however the Foundation asks that particular attention be applied to ensuring that any expression of interest will conform (solely) with the charitable purposes of the Trust.

Please read the guidelines and complete your EOI

Please note, this must be submitted via the Gladstone Foundation website by 5pm Friday 26 June 2015

Click here to submit your EOI Form »

Grants 2013-14

1st Grant Round (finalised October 2013)
The 1st grant round has been completed. Subject to the execution of their grant agreements, the successful joint recipients of $4.6 million will be Anglicare Central Queensland Ltd for its Stronger Futures Gladstone Residential Care Program and Medibank Health Solutions Telehealth Pty Ltd for its Online Allied Healthcare Delivery for the Gladstone region. Further information provided in the media release below.

2nd Grant Round (commences March 2014)

Download key documents

Board of advice

A board has been established to make recommendations to the Public Trustee of Queensland on the investment and distribution of funds.

The board comprises representatives of:

  • community
  • philanthropy
  • local business
  • industry
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Office of the Coordinator-General.

The chair of the board is independent of government and the foundation’s key stakeholder groups.

Board members

Download governance documents

Gladstone Region Community Development Committee

The Gladstone Region Community Development Committee assists the board of advice by reviewing, validating and providing costings for the region’s social infrastructure priorities.

The committee will also identify investment opportunities and potential partnerships between community, government and industry.

It comprises representatives of regionally based state and local government social infrastructure providers and non-government community service groups.

Community input – have your say

Have your say on Gladstone’s social infrastructure priorities by completing the enquiry form.

What is social infrastructure?

Social infrastructure comprises:

  • community facilities such as schools, hospitals, police/fire/ambulance stations, child-care centres, sport, recreation and cultural facilities and social housing
  • community services including health, children’s, family, aged care, disability, employment and training services
  • initiatives that build greater community capacity to meet social needs and utilise facilities to help significantly disadvantaged people.

Media releases

Rd3 Gladstone Foundation grant announcement, Monday 16 November 2015 (Posted – November 2015)

$3.18 million from Gladstone Foundation to four groups (Posted – November 2015)

ABC Capricornia Radio Interview (Posted – June 2015)

Gladstone Foundation Meeting in Brisbane Feb 2015 (Posted – March 2015)

Gladstone Foundation chairman opens the first Anglicare care house (Posted – March 2015)

2nd Grant Round 2014 announcement (Posted – March 2014)

1st Grant Round 2013 announcements (Posted – October 2013)

1st Grant Round 2013 (Posted – June 2013)

LNG industry contributes $13.5M to the Gladstone Foundation (Posted 7 June 2012)

Further information

For more information or to subscribe to email updates, please complete the enquiry form.