2020 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS - APPLICATIONS OPEN MID-LATE MARCH 2020
The Wallarah 2 Community Foundation is a funding initiative of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project and highlights our commitment to supporting surrounding communities through the funding of worthwhile projects and initiatives.
The Foundation aims to provide grants to organisations, groups or individuals which assist/benefit the environment and/or community wellbeing and education outcomes within the Wyong region. During 2020, grants of up to $3,000 will be made available to non-profit community organisations and groups through the Wallarah 2 Community Foundation.
This year’s program continues the success of the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,
GURINGAI TLAC - MUTUAL ADVANCEMENT COVENANT (MAC)
In a move to support the Central Coast Indigenous Community, Wyong Coal entered into an agreement in 2015 with the Guringai Tribal Link Aboriginal Corporation (TLAC) who represent the Traditional Owners of the Central Coast (see media release).
The two organisations have worked together to deliver increased education, training and employment opportunities for the wider Indigenous community of the Central Coast.
The five key programs that make up the Mutual Advancement Covenant between Wyong Coal and Guringai TLAC are:
- Apprenticeship Scheme
Three apprenticeships over three years. Apprentices may be full-time or school based.
to view the newsletter article on William Chandler-Van Vliet, the first apprentice sponsored by Wallarah 2.
- Business Start-up Scheme
Funding to support local Aboriginal persons (or companies owned and operated by local Aboriginal persons) to assist with business start-up expenses. Guringai TLAC has formed the Guringai Green Group as a new business established with the assistance of funding under the MAC Agreement with Wyong Coal - Click here for more information
- Mentor Scheme
A mentoring program to train and enable experienced mentors to assist participants in our programs to develop and succeed in business and education.
- Guringai Green Team Scheme
To fund training at TAFE or other suitable venues toward the establishment of a Green Team, who will operate as a business in the environmental project and land management space.
Click here for more information on Guringai TLAC Green Group
- Indigenous Scholarships
The Wallarah 2 Coal Project has granted Scholarships to four Indigenous university students since 2016, studying a range of disciplines - law, archaeology and building management.
Click here to view the media release on the first university student sponsored by Wallarah 2.