Charitable organisations help grant wishes for community

COMMUNITY grants are what keep organisations going in so many cases.

Earlier this year, aged-care facility Bindaree Lodge heard the news it was successful in its application for a QGC Sustainable Communities grant of $50,000.

Now it is able to purchase a new bus for staff and residents.

It's amazing how much money goes into smaller groups from companies like QGC in Gladstone.

The same grant also gave the Senior Citizens Centre the ability to purchase a new volunteer bus late last year.

These grants are making a difference to our community.

The joy experienced by these companies is basically contagious.

It's stories like these where you realise the impact of community grants.

There were many stories of people being charitable and giving this week.

Leanne Shephard spoke with her head held high about her involvement in the Variety - The Children's Charity Bash.

The annual fundraiser sees more than 100 motorists hit the road to raise money for disadvantaged children.

Meanwhile Marilyn Steel has also taken it upon herself to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.