FGM Community Grants announced - First round of 2024

Fosterville Gold Mine (FGM) is delighted to announce the successful recipients of the first round of Community Grants for 2024. On Thursday, 9 May, FGM General Manager, Lance Faulkner handed over the grants to the successful applicants during a presentation ceremony at the mine.

"It is always a pleasure to meet the dedicated people behind the many organisations in our community, that help make where we live as vibrant and diverse as it is," said Lance.

As a company, FGM is committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. The Community Grants Program is one way FGM can contribute to the community's ongoing social, sustainable, and educational well-being, by supporting community-minded organisations to acheive their goals.

"We are thrilled to be able to support these projects and thank each of the recipients for their service to our communities,” stated Leigh Byrne, FGM Community Officer.

Congratulations to ...

  1. Sandhurst Cricket Club - Established in 1928, the club will be using the funds to replace the fridge in the club house.
  2. Milloo Hall Committee - The hall will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2025 and the committee will be putting the funds towards installing climate control. Read more about the hall here 
  3. Sandhurst Hockey Club - The club currently has nearly 140 members (85%) of which are juniors. Given the current cost of living pressures, the club is going to use the funds from the grant to reduce the associated costs of playing hockey for its members, in order to be more inclusive. 
  4. Epsom Primary School - The grant will go towards the construction of a barn-style chook house on school grounds.
  5. Fairy Dell MFSG (Rochester Mural Festival) - Enhancement of the Rochester Mural Festival for 2024 after the week-long event in 2023 was cancelled due to the flooding.
  6. Eaglehawk Fire Brigade - The grant will go towards the new training and breakout room, which is part of a broader project to renovate the 124-year-old fire station to meet modern occupational health and safety standards.
  7. Sedgwick CFA - To purchase two self-contained breathing apparatus units to protect volunteer firefighters when responding to fires that produce toxic fumes.