CQ's Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the three local charities that will benefit from the grants.
CQ's Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the three local charities that will benefit from the grants. Contributed

Check out who got the Aurizon community cash

CHARITIES across Australia have just been awarded grants of up to $20,000 in the latest round of Aurizon's Community Giving Fund.

Aurizon Managing Director & CEO Lance Hockridge said the Company was proud to support the latest grant recipients and the meaningful work that they do in the local community.

"These community groups do a terrific job of making the communities where Aurizon operates a better place to live, and we are delighted to partner with them to deliver critical projects in our regional areas," Mr Hockridge said.

The grants will help three successful charities from Central Queensland - Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Man Up! Qld Inc and HopeLINK - to make their important community projects a reality.

The RFDS will use Aurizon's grant to fund its QCoal Community Dental Service, which provides a free mobile service to those living in rural and remote areas of Central Queensland without access to a dentist.

Grant recipient Man Up! is creating an education program to raise awareness for prostate cancer, its detection and treatment for men and their families in regional and rural areas. With Aurizon's assistance the charity is planning a major tour visiting at least 17 communities in Central Queensland.

HopeLINK is using the funds from Aurizon for its Mentoring Mums project in Gladstone, which trains and connects experienced mothers with other mothers who are struggling with issues related to mental health, domestic violence, addictions or isolation, facilitating mentoring relationships that can help change lives.

Aurizon's Community Giving Fund is a bi-annual round of cash grants of up to $20,000 to eligible charity groups across Australia with programs or initiatives in safety, health and wellbeing, environment, and education.

Over the past five years more than 200 worthy community groups have received grants from Aurizon, with the next round due to open for applications later this year.