TRACTION one of 27 Brisbane charities to receive grant from Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust

In a first for the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, TRACTION was one of 27 local charities to benefit from the inaugural Ratepayers Charitable Grant Round.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner joined the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust to present $92,970 in grants. TRACTION received $4,998 to purchase tooling and equipment for its new Yeerongpilly workshop, set to open after Easter.

This was the first time donations have been made through the Brisbane Ratepayers Charitable Grant Round. Over 4,000 residents chose to donate their $15 early payment discount, available when rates are paid on time. Every every dollar of these funds donated by ratepayers are re-given by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust to those in need.

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust specialises in assisting Brisbane’s grassroots charities, and has been caring for the Brisbane community since the 1950s. Through critical grants and support to local and grassroots charities, it helps people dealing with Brisbane’s biggest social challenges.

TRACTION Founder/CEO, Sandy Murdoch, accepted the donation on behalf of the TRACTION team.

“The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust is dedicated to helping local charities make a difference. We are excited to receive this support, which will help us establish a new workshop and community hub in Yeerongpilly, and deliver programs for young people from across Brisbane,” Sandy said.

“Since 2016, TRACTION has supported over 250 young people from Brisbane’s south-side communities alone, and this new hub in Yeerongpilly will help young people develop their capability, resilience and practical, team and leadership skills. This support will make a difference empowering young people to build their own powerful futures.”

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