The FKG Group understands that we have a responsibility to support the local communities in which we operate. In over 40 years of operation, the FKG Group has directly funded community and sporting events, charitable organisations and youth development programs through sponsorships, donations and community investment funding, several of which have been highlighted below.
The FKG Group has developed a set of Community Investment Funding guidelines which provide direction when preparing proposals for consideration. When reviewing Community Investment Funding requests, the FKG Group will only consider applications received in writing addressing the following:
Please submit community investment funding applications the FKG Group Marketing Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or send via post to PO Box 6441, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350.
Applicants will be contacted by the FKG Group to advise the application’s outcome. If approved, the FKG Group’s Marketing department will liaise with the successful applicant regarding requirements surrounding the funding.
Since 2013, the FKG Group has been involved in raising funds and awareness for youth disability service provider Youngcare. The not-for-profit organisation provides services, high care housing, home care grants, and support to disabled young people across Australia. Over the years, a number of the FKG Group’s team members have also trekked more than 250km in the Simpson Desert, as part of the Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge to raise vital funds and additional awareness. Find out more about Youngcare.
Legacy is a charity that provides support and services to the families of veterans who have lost their lives or been incapacitated as a result of their Australian Defence Force service. The FKG Group has proudly sponsored the annual Defence Charity Ball since 2016, and multiple FKG Group teams participate in the Canungra Challenge each year to push their physical and mental limits and raise much needed funds for Legacy. Find out more about Legacy.
A creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland, Art from the Margins supports and promotes the work of artists living with disabilities, mental health issues, and homelessness. Exhibitions and professional development opportunities are provided throughout the year to bridge the gap between artists living in isolation and those in the wider community. The FKG Group has proudly partnered with the organisation since 2016, and sponsors various Art from the Margins events and initiatives each year. Find out more about Art from the Margins.
The FKG Group has been involved in the annual It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon since its inception in 2011, and more recently the It’s a Bloke Thing not-for-profit foundation which is dedicated to helping raise vital funds and create awareness of the importance of early detection for prostate cancer. With an early diagnosis, the FKG Group’s Executive Chairman Gary Gardner is a prostate cancer survivor and was one of the original founding committee members of ‘It’s A Bloke Thing’. Discover more about the It’s A Bloke Thing Foundation.
In addition to the above community partnerships, the FKG Group has provided sponsorship, donations and community investment funding to organisations across numerous regions. These have included, but are not limited to: Base Services, Toowoomba; Middlemount Rodeo; Downs Rugby; Injune Kindergarten; Mackay Cycling Club Track Carnival; Guluguba State School Cricket Day; 4U2 Concert, Moranbah; Cairns Adventure Festival; GPS Rugby Union Club; and Magnetic Island Race Week.