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Another $29,000+ injected into New South Wales community organisations

Media statement
Newcastle, Australia
24 September 2021

 

A host of regional, not-for-profit community organisations will benefit from the latest round of funding from Glencore’s New South Wales General Grants.

Fourteen groups are being supported with more than $29,000 in funding, which takes the total amount of grants for 2021 beyond $76,000.

Glencore’s Community Relations Manager, Craig Strudwick, said the important role these groups play within regional communities has only been amplified by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These grassroots associations are the heart and soul of our regional communities,” Mr Strudwick said.

“We hope this funding will enable them to continue to grow and increase their capacity to support our communities long-term."

Type 1 Foundation, Hunter New England, is one of the groups to receive funding.

A not-for-profit charity, Type 1 raises awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and provides support to families living with this chronic disease through events and various programs.

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Children from the Hunter Region enjoy a day out with the Type 1 Foundation.

Type 1 Committee Member, Teresa Brauer, said one of these events is set to take place in the Muswellbrook area early next year, when 20 families will get to enjoy a fun day subsidised by the community grant. 

“We thought it would be a really good opportunity for us to bring together the kids who live across the Hunter Valley area and further out,” she said.

“It’s also a great opportunity for the parents to meet each other, have some time out and share advice.

“We will cook up a nice barbecue for them and have volunteers from our committee there to assist with supervision.”

Aside from the community day, the Glencore grants will also fund new equipment and technology for recipients.

The next round of General Grants will be held in March 2022.

Type 1 Foundation committee members at a recent event

The full list of New South Wales Grant recipients include:

1st Mudgee Scout Group

$3,235

Lue Public School

$2,500

Upper Hunter Riding For The Disabled Association NSW

$1,337.55

Gulgong Chamber of Commerce

$2,500

Mudgee Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade

$1,630

Kanandah Retirement Ltd

$2,429

Singleton Quilters Inc

$2,010

Early Links

$2,500

Mudgee and Districts Seniors Week Committee

$2,500

Type 1 Foundation Hunter New England

$6,346.03

Taroom & District Pony Club Inc

$707

Denman Children's Centre

$2,484

Denman Public School P&C Association

$2,500

 

For further information, please contact:

Nathan Ryan
m: +61 487 549 843
e: Nathan Ryan

 

Notes for editors

About Glencore

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 responsible-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.

With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 30 marketing offices. Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.

For more information, visit Glencore's website

About Glencore Australia

Glencore produces coal, copper, cobalt, nickel and zinc from 25 mines across Australia. We also operate metals processing assets in Queensland, including a copper smelter, lead smelter and copper refinery.

We employ 17,690 people in Australia and in 2020 contributed over $13.8 billion to the regional, state and national economies. The most significant contribution came from our core business activities: employing people, sourcing from local communities and paying taxes to host governments.

About Glencore's coal business in Australia

Glencore is one of Australia's largest coal producers with 17 operational mines across New South Wales and Queensland.

We provide employment for almost 10,000 Australians and in 2020 managed the production of about 99 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal, predominantly for export.

We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology. Find out more about Glencore Coal Australia.