The 2015 fundraising season for the Cowboys Community Fund has kicked off with the generous donation of $10,000 by Coca-Cola Amatil, as another big year of community grants begins.

Coca-Cola Amatil Regional Manager North Queensland Paul Woodhouse presented a cheque to Community Fund Chairman Wayne Nicholson at the Cowboys' season opener against the Roosters at 1300SMILES Stadium. 

“The fund is now in its tenth year and Coca-Cola Amatil has been there every step of the way,” Mr Nicholson said. 

“With their help and that of our other major partner, the Cowboys Leagues Club, the Community Fund has a solid base for each year’s operations.”

The Fund is also supported by many private donors (through deductible gift recipient status), along with their annual Cowboys corporate golf day.

Fundraising – Entertainment™ Memberships

Members and fans can also get involved in the fundraising efforts by purchasing an Entertainment™ Book Membership or Entertainment™ Digital  Membership, with $12 from every $60 membership going back to the Community Fund.

Entertainment™ Memberships contain thousands of valuable, up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more.

>>> Buy now: 2015 | 2016 Entertainment™ Membership – Townsville

Grant applications – closing 30 June 2015

Each year the Cowboys Community Fund distributes grants of up to $3,000 aimed at directly improving the quality of life of young North Queenslanders impacted by poverty, sickness, suffering or misfortune.

“While we wanted to celebrate the Fund’s 10th year we also wanted to do something special to celebrate the Cowboys' 20th anniversary,” Chairman Wayne Nicholson said.

“Just for this year, the board of the Community Fund are offering a one-off grant of up to $20,000 to an individual in need or local not-for-profit organisation providing direct support and assistance to local disadvantaged youth.”

Applications for grants, including the grant of up to $20,000, close on 30 June 2015.

>>> Info & application formCowboys Community Fund grants