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  • To support this charitable community trust, gift donations can be made to the Cowboys Community Fund via the following address:

    The Trustee Cowboys Community Fund Ltd
    PO Box 577
    Thuringowa Central QLD 4817

    If you would like to support the fund via a fundraising event or initiative, the Fund Administrator can be contacted via email: communityfund@cowboys.com.au

     

     

     

  • The Cowboys Gift Fund, supported by Coca-Cola Amatil, fosters community support and spirit in North Queensland. Since its establishment in 2005, the Gift Fund has granted in excess of $120,000 in funding to North Queensland applicants!

    The Fund is a perpetual charitable trust for community purposes, with funds raised through a range of activities that are used to assist charitable community causes.

    OUR MISSION

    The objective of the Fund is for the direct relief of poverty, sickness, destitution, suffering or misfortune, providing encouragement and financial assistance towards improving the quality of life for young North Queenslanders.

    The Toyota Cowboys are extremely proud that they can contribute something back to the North Queensland youth who provide them, and the sport of rugby league, with such tremendous support.

    OUR PARTNERS

    Coca-Cola Amatil kick-started the fund in 2005 with a $10,000 donation and a further $10,000 as a result of Cowboys home game Buddy sales in 2005. Coca-Cola has also pledged to continue to support the fund by contributing 10 cents from each Coke Zero sold at Toyota Cowboys home games.

    The Cowboys Leagues Club donate $25,000 a year to the Gift Community Fund, and have committed to make this annual donation for ten years. 

    DONATIONS

    To support this charitable community trust, gift donations can be made to the Cowboys Gift Fund via the following address:

    The Trustee Cowboys Gift Fund Ltd
    PO Box 577
    Thuringowa Central QLD 4817

    If you would like to support the fund via a fundraising event or initiative, the Fund Administrator can be contacted by email: communityfund@cowboys.com.au

  • OPERATIONS

    The Cowboys Gift Fund operates with a three-tier system:

    1. Fund Board – 3 members: Directors of the company are Cowboys appointees who undertake responsibility for formal and governance matters.

    2. Fund Management Committee – 9 members: The Management Committee will have legal authority to make and implement decisions for the operation of the fund and grant dispersal for the fund.

    3. Administration: The Fund Administrator is responsible for answering enquiries about the application process, summarising each application on behalf of the trustee prior to submitting to the Management Committee for a decision, and liaising with applicants in regards to approved grants.

    MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

    The Management Committee consists of representatives from the local North Queensland community, Coca-Cola Amatil and the Toyota Cowboys:

    • Wayne Nicholson (Chairperson), Principal Director, Nicholson First National Real Estate
    • Dr Rod Martinez, Annandale Medical Centre
    • Kylie Wriede, Business Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil
    • Marco Della Valle, Station Manager, WIN Television
    • Christine O’Flynn, Sales & Marketing agent, Ray White Douglas
    • Roxanne Grey, Owner Manager/ Marketing Consultant, Roxanne Grey Marketing
    • Campbell Stewart, Weir Minerals
    • Samantha Lynch, former Sponsorship Manager, Cowboys Rugby League Football Ltd
    • Cassandra Wallis, Sponsorship Account Manager, Cowboys Rugby League Football Ltd (Fund administrator)
  • The Cowboys Gift Fund wishes to advise that no new grant applications are currently being accepted. 

    Please direct any enquiries on existing applications to:
    communityfund@cowboys.com.au

  • The Cowboys Gift Fund is proud to have assisted the following recipients through the grants application process:

    2013

    • Xavier Cole
    • Hayden Coleman (Jenx Junior modular)
    • Coraley Craig (Leckey Sleepform mattress set)
    • Emily Broadbent (Duet wheelchair tandem bicycle)

    2012

    • Chloe Blinco (Crocodile walker) 
    • Tessa Downie (mini-walker)
    • Tshinta Edwards (Kerry bath trolley) 
    • Angelee Macintosh (van conversion/ seat modifications) 
    • Bree Macleroy (supine stander)
    • Brennan Smoothy (Thrive 300 massage chair)
    • Joshua Thompson (trolley bath & manual wheelchair)
    • Lochlan Kennedy (lightweight wheelchair - gap payment)
    • Doug Robbins/ Duchenne Foundation (portable ventilator)
    • Isabella Watson (supine standing frame)

    2011

    • Tahlea Russell (Quickie 2 manual wheelchair – partial grant)
    • Aitkenvale State Primary School (a fridge for the breakfast club)
    • Kate Pemberton (gap payment for a wheelchair)

    2010

    • St John’s Community Care (therapy equipment)
    • Arthritis QLD (juvenile arthritis support & educational camp)
    • Kable family (flights to specialist conference on rare condition)

    2009

    • Cystic Fibrosis QLD (respiratory equipment)
    • Duchenne Foundation (assistance towards purchase of portable ventilators)
    • Autism QLD (bike path for use in developmental play)

    2008

    • Townsville Community Learning Centre (interactive whiteboard for use by physically impaired students)
    • Townsville & District Life Education Committee (learning resources for students)
    • Duchenne Foundation, Townsville (amphibious wheelchair)
    • Nintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre (sport registration for at-risk youths)
    • Blue Care Cloncurry (paediatric wheelchair)
    • Autism QLD (trampoline for use in developmental play)
    • Vision Australia (vision-assist software)
    • St Brendan’s College – food van (support in establishing van service)
    • Lockhart State School (hearing assistance learning devices)
    • AEIOU (speech pathology resources)
    • Amber Bassett (support chassis)
    • Saki Walba (wheelchair)
    • Rhiannon Beerwald (support garment)

    2007

    • Cystic Fibrosis QLD (respiratory equipment)
    • Townsville & District Life Education Committee (learning resources for students)
    • Wee Care Family Inc (children’s equipment for family support centre)
    • Ross River Rotary for the Inspire Foundation (equipment for youth suicide prevention centre)
    • Hope Vale State School (portable hearing assistance learning devices)
    • Duchenne Foundation, Cairns (amphibious wheelchair)
    • Multicap Mackay (support items for clients with disabilities)
    • Townsville Hospital Special Class (purpose-built furniture for hospitalised students)
    • Atherton State High – Special Education Unit (specialist equipment and software for students with disabilities)
    • Yarrabah PCYC (equipment for youth-support project)
    • Zane Stout (essential air-conditioning)
    • Kate Pemberton (assistance in purchase of powered wheelchair)

    2006

    • Cystic Fibrosis QLD (respiratory equipment)
    • North & West Primary Health Care (car hoists for wheelchair-bound clients
    • Black Youth Voices Incorporated (assistance in set up of Youth Engagement program)

    2005

    • Salvation Army QLD Property Trust – Beacon Youth Services (Homework Club)
    • Australian Breastfeeding Association (resources for new mothers)
    • Vincent Special Education Development Unit (learning aids for students with disabilities)
    • Stanton Lodge – Life & Vocational Skills Unit (equipment for students with disabilities and learning difficulties)
    • Townsville Community Learning Centre (equipment to aid mobility with wheelchairs)
    • Geoff Finlay (repairs to wheelchair)
  • FUNDRAISING

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