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The Panel has allocated approximately $1.8 million toward the creation of more than 70 full-time equivalent sustainable jobs in the Gloucester community and is funding dozens of training and education outcomes including a STEM program at the local High Schools in the region. Panel members are now considering applications that will bring or enhance front-line community service organisations that will respond to a social welfare or community need in Gloucester.

Last round of funds open

Panel members unanimously agree there is an opportunity to consider applications from front-line community service organisations and networks for initiatives that build on an existing community need or regional social network that will directly improve the availability and quality of Gloucester community welfare standards.

Expressions of Interest applications close on 11 October 2017.

For more information download the applications and funding guidelines below.

Grants Announced

On 1 September 2017, AGL Head of Government and Community Relations Tony Chappel announced that over 70 new jobs have now been created in the Gloucester region, with support from AGL’s Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund.

AGL have now provided over $1.8 million in grants from the Fund, to 11 successful applicants, including:

  • GW & KW Forbes – 5 new jobs
    The GW & KW Forbes dairy is a local family farming business. Support from the Fund is expanding the operation, allowing for milking of an additional 800 cows. 

  • Hunter Special Vehicles – 2 new jobs
    Hunter Special Vehicles has been operating in the Gloucester region for over 23 years. Support from the Fund will assist with expansion plans and improve staff training. 

  • Avon Valley Inn – 4 new jobs
    The Avon Valley Inn has been in operation for over 100 years in the main street of Gloucester. Support from the Fund will assist with construction of a new function centre called the Avon Terrace.

  • Fox Den Café – 2 new jobs
    The Fox Den Café is a local café on the main street of Gloucester. Support from the Fund will assist with expanding and upgrading the kitchen and installation of pizza ovens. 

  • Lone Pine Dairy – 2 new jobs
    The Lone Pine Dairy farm is a 100 year old 4th generation local dairy farm. Support from the Fund will be used for capital expansion projects.

  • Gloucester High School
    The Gloucester High School is a comprehensive school of approximately 360 students. Support from the Fund is being used to create a STEM Pipeline Program, and enhance the existing links between local industry, business and schools. 

With the money remaining in the Fund, AGL will soon run a final round, and we encourage local organisations to apply for support.

Amer Ian Tany

Left to right – Amer Hussein from AGL, Ian Negline from Avon Valley Inn and Tanya Cameron Chair of the Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund.

The Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund has also supported the following organisations:

  • Bercol Logging Pty Limited – 10 new jobs
  • Drifta Camping Kitchens Pty Limited – 20 new jobs
  • Gloucester Pre-School – 14 new jobs
  • Leveltec Engineering Pty Limited – 9 new jobs
  • Woven Image Pty Limited – 3 new jobs

More information on these organisations can be found here:  

Media Release: GICLF creates 36 new jobs with first grants

Media Release: New jobs and childcare boost from GICLF

Community Panel Members

AGL appointed outgoing NSW Country Women’s Association President Tanya Cameron as the Fund’s Independent Chair. 

The Fund’s Panel also comprises the following members:

  • Business: Stuart Redman of the Gloucester Business Chamber
  • Community: Jerry Germon, treasurer of Advance Gloucester and former Gloucester Shire councillor James Hooke
  • Education & Welfare: John Walton OAM, life member of Gloucester Primary and High School P&Cs.
  • Local Government: Glenn Handford, Interim General Manager, MidCoast Council

Media Release: Community Panel Members Announced

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