Brighter Futures

We understand that our long-term success is closely linked to the social wellbeing of the communities where we work.

Brighter Futures supports initiatives that contribute to health and safety, education and the environment in communities where we operate.

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Applications for funding through Brighter Futures are now open. The first round for 2016 closes Friday 1 April.

Brighter Futures is our community investment program which supports the sustainable development of communities in our operational footprint. Through Brighter Futures, we support local organisations that are dedicated to developing stronger Queensland communities.Our program supports three areas of community interest:

  • health and safety
  • education
  • environment

The program also places significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives. From book clubs and childcare facilities to tertiary scholarships and conservation projects, we're working hard to bring visible benefits to local communities. In 2014, we provided more than $3.9 million to 72 community projects across the Surat and Bowen basins, Gladstone and Brisbane. 

Funding types

There are three types of funding:

Community funding grants Sponsorships Partnerships
Small scale investments to meet community needs Moderate scale investments supporting community projects and events Large scale investments to support community development
Assists local organisations with one-off events or projects Builds relationships through supporting community initiatives Mitigates Arrow's social impacts and builds capacity in the regions
Assessed by Arrow Community Benefit Committees in our operating regions Creates one-off and short-term shared value opportunities Creates long-term shared value opportunities

Submitting applications 

Community funding grants and sponsorships

Community funding grants and sponsorships are offered in two rounds per year and close on the following dates:

Round one First Friday of April
Round two First Friday of October


Applications for larger scale funding are accepted throughout the year.

Tips for applicants
Please read our application guidelines.  Preference is given to applications that:

  • address an identified area of need in the community
  • build skills or capacity in the local community
  • provide opportunities for community involvement.

Projects and initiatives which encourage sustainability and community empowerment are also prioritised. Applicants need to demonstrate in their submission, how their project or initiative aligns with at least one of the three focus areas - health and safety, education or environment. Priority is given to applications from communities within our areas of operation.

Your application must promote sustainable outcomes for your community. You can download the application form here.

Other resources:

For further information about our Brighter Futures program, email us or call 1800 038 856 (toll free).

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