McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

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Education projects funded
Total: $2,783,344

Projects aimed at improving literacy, numeracy and commitment to learning from pre-school through to tertiary levels and to support greater pathways between vocational educational training and local employment and business opportunities.

2019

$142,500 to Moriarty Foundation 

JMF Scholarships

Grant to fund continued scholarships for 2019

2018

$81,818 to the Borroloola School Council 

Borroloola School Breakfast Program

Breakfast is provided to all students at Borroloola School everyday

$45,000 to the Nangala Project

John Moriarty Scholarship Program

Scholarships to support young academics and sportspeople to live in Sydney and go through sporting and education program. This grant provides an additional six months funding.

$45,000 to Nangala Foundation

Indi Kindi

Improving long term educational outcomes for Indigenous children by creating a focussing on literacy and numeracy for the Region. The project has been run in Borroloola and Robinson River. This grant provides an additional six months funding.

2017

$40,000 to Borroloola School

Trade Training Essentials

Support for a dedicated trade trainer to improve trades education in the school.

$185,202 to the Nangala Project

John Moriarty Scholarship Program

Scholarships to support young academics and sportspeople to live in Sydney and go through sporting and education program.

$157,300 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Creche shade and fencing

Repair to shade structures and fencing to improve safety and amenity for children

$36,000 to Nangala Foundation

John Moriarty Scholarship Program

Support five children from the region showing exceptional sporting ability and an aptitude and commitment towards schooling to receive study scholarships.

2016

$90,000 to Nangala Foundation

Indi Kindi

The program aims to improve long term educational outcomes for Indigenous children by creating a focussing on literacy and numeracy for the Region. The project has been run in Borroloola and Robinson River. This grant provides an additional year of funding.

2015

$117,600 to Borroloola School

School Bus

A new 4x4 school bus was granted to Borroloola School to provide transport for students who are otherwise unable to come to school during the wet season.


$92,000 to The Smith Family

Staff training

This grant provides Li-ardubirri Playgroup with the funds for training of local staff in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care while providing intensive on-the-job training and mentoring.


$81,818 to Borroloola School Council

School Breakfast Program

A further three year funded Breakfast Program providing a nutritious start to the day for students aimed at improved attendance and engagement at school.


$15,000 to Kiana School

School Breakfast Program

A further three year funded Breakfast Program providing a nutritious start to the day for students aimed at improved attendance and engagement at school.

2014

$6,000 to Gulf Schools Group

Kiana School Breakfast Program

Providing a nutritious start to the day for students aimed at improved attendance and engagement at school.

2013

$450,000 to the Nangala Foundation

Indi Kindi

A three-year program which aims to improve long term educational outcomes for Indigenous children by creating a program focussed on literacy and numeracy for the Region. The project has been run in Borroloola and Robinson River.

2012

$208,106 to the Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia

Books in Homes Project

The Books in Homes for Gulf Schools provided children in Borroloola, Robinson River and Kiana with books to take home encouraging learning and reading in the home.

2011

$150,000 to Borroloola School Council

Breakfast Program

Management of a breakfast program which is regularly serving around 80 students and adults daily and helping increase attendance at school.

2010

$920,000 to the Department of Education and Training

Strong Start Bright Future

Three-year funding to support pathways toward education and training for all students through to employment including a frequent attender program, incentives for students and vocational education and training opportunities.

2007

$100,000 to Borroloola School

Training Centre

Grant funding supported the installation of equipment and fit-out to deliver Vocation Education and Training.

Funding Priority Areas

 

Students receive their books under the Books in Homes program at Robinson River.

Indi Kindi program.

The school breakfast program at
Borroloola School.

MRM apprentice diesel fitter Joel Bradford is a graduate of the Strong Start Bright Future program.