The Nexus Together community giving program has now closed.

Applications for this program were from not-for-profit groups along the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project corridor that support positive community outcomes in health, safety, education or the environment.

Grants of up to $4000 have been provided for projects, events or initiatives that will take place within 12 months of receiving funds.

The Nexus Together program recognised the link between building a safer, faster and more efficient road for the region, and supporting the groups which are also working hard to benefit the local community.

Eligible, not-for-profit groups had:

  • offered a community contribution to health, safety, education or the environment
  • been a not-for-profit
  • been an incorporated legal entity or sponsored by an incorporated legal entity
  • operated or provide services within five kilometres of the project corridor
  • appropriate insurance, and adhere to sound workplace health and safety practices.

Funding rounds

Applications were accepted throughout the year and Nexus evaluated sponsorship requests in May and November for Autumn and Spring funding rounds between 2017 and 2018.

Big congratulations to our successful applicants in all rounds of the Nexus Together sponsorship program.

It was very difficult to choose between many valuable projects and we thank those people who made a submission for their time and effort.

The following finalists were successful:

Organisation Project
Lockyer Valley Landcare Inc. Installation of plumbing and a disabled toilet at the Centre for the Disabled
Teen Challenge Care Supply of 34 single bed mattresses to increase the ability to support more clients
Return to the Wild Inc. Koala and other wildlife enclosures to house rehabilitation animals while in care
Withcott Rural Fire Brigade purchase of a laptop, software and A3 colour printer, providing the ability to access the Rural Fire Service Qld Redi-portal, including current mapping services, to enable immediate information in emergency situations
Yellow Bridge Qld New Hoist and sling
Bunya Park Scout Group Upgrade of safety equipment
Condamine Alliance Purchase of drone
Essilor Vision Foundations Australia Provide vision screen and free prescription spectacles
Murphys Creek Progress Association Moveable shade structures
Withcott Football Club inc. Purchase of training equipment
Essiolor Vision Foundation Ltd A new round of the Nexus School Vision Screening Program and free prescription spectacles to further schools within the project corridor
Murphys Creek Rural Fire Brigade Electronic equipment (laptops, A3 printer and Ipad) to support the brigade capabilities, operations and support under prevention, preparedness, response and recovery within the local community
Downs Industry Schools Cooperation inc. (DISCO) Purchase an interactive whiteboard for use in Toowoomba and Gatton offices
Hear and Say Centre for Deaf Children Ltd Building refurbishment and signage update at Hear and Say Toowoomba Centre
CEDAR Centre Data projector, 2 video cameras and laptops
Lions Club Withcott-Helidon Inc. Contribution towards installation of LED floodlighting at the new Community Centre / Mens Shed facility
Gowrie State School P&C Association Upgrade of kitchen electrical appliances to be more reliable and energy efficient for the outside school hours care
Wilsonton Agricultural and Field Studies Centre Extension of the kitchen garden and establishment of an aquaponics or vertical wall system
Darling Downs Swimming Association Purchase of a large shade structure and contribution to the purchase of two smaller shade structures


Funding round Application period Evaluation period Award
Autumn 2017 25 January – 30 April 2017
*This round has now closed
1 – 12 May 2017 19 – 31 May 2017 (awarded)
Spring 2017 1 June – 31 August 2017
*This round has now closed
1 – 15 September 2017 18 – 29 September 2017 (awarded)
Autumn 2018 1 January – 30 April 2018
*This round has now closed
1 – 18 May 2018 21 – 31 May 2018 (awarded)
Spring 2018 1 June – 31 August 2018 3 – 14 September 2018 18 – 29 September 2018 (awarded)

If you have questions about the funding round, please call 1800 198 878 or email info@nexusTSRC.com.au.