Essay topic for this years Academic Bursary is: 'How your tertiary qualification will benefit you and your community'.
The Collinsville 2020 Grants Program has been established to encourage productive partnerships between Sonoma Coal and the Collinsville community that contribute to the sustainable growth and development of Collinsville and surrounding areas, enriching the lives of community members, now and in the future.
The objectives of the Sonoma Coal Collinsville 2020 Grants Program are:
Sonoma Mine, in consultation with the Collinsville community, has identified four social areas of priority for the Collinsville 2020 Grants Program. Applications must demonstrate how their project is aligned with at least one of these priority areas:
|Community Spirit Grants||For grants of up to $2000 per grant.
Awarded every 2 months. (February, April, June, August, October, December). Primarily for short term or one-off projects that reflect the spirit of community within Collinsville.
|Community Growth Grants||For grants of up to $15,000 per grant.
Awarded yearly in December for the following year.
Primarily for larger-scale, medium to long-term projects such as development of infrastructure or ongoing social programs/projects that promote growth and development of a vibrant, livable Australian community.
|Sonoma Mine Education Grants||Awarded yearly in November.
Consists of: 1) $8,000 academic bursary per year for up to 4 years of study for tertiary studies in an area of study related to earth sciences (e.g. geology, engineering, mining, environmental science). Can be for either a University undergraduate degree or high level TAFE qualification (diploma or advanced diploma). Can be used for fees, books or living expenses while at University/TAFE.
2) Up to three school-based traineeships in fields relevant to the mining industry coordinated by Collinsville State High School with weekly placement at Sonoma Coal.
Sonoma Mine encourages groups and individuals to apply for one of the Collinsville 2020 grants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria.
To be eligible for either the Community Spirit Grants or Community Growth Grants, you need to be a not-for-profit organisation with an ABN, either located in the Collinsville area or whose services/programs benefit people within the Collinsville area.
For the Sonoma Mine Education Grants, you must be an Australian citizen and a full time high-school student studying in Collinsville (or completed high school in the last 12 months).
Application guidelines and forms can be downloaded from this site. Hard copy guidelines and application forms can also be obtained from the following locations around Collinsville:
Enquiries may be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org