At Coronado, we are committed to being good neighbours. To us, this means ensuring proactive and effective engagement and consultation and respecting the needs and desires of those who live and work in the communities in which we operate.

Not only do we aim to be a safe, reliable, environmentally conscious employer of choice in each of these communities, but we also seek to give back in meaningful ways, from ongoing support of local charities and environmental projects to sponsoring and conducting educational programs. We also encourage our employees and executives to regularly participate in local activities and events to ensure our focus on giving back extends throughout our organisation.

Our local community members include traditional owners, local residents and businesses, Coronado employees, suppliers and contractors, Local, State and Federal Government members and elected officials serving the community, local community groups, business stakeholders and a select group of non-resident providers who deliver much needed strategic services to support the area.

We want to empower our community, by sharing knowledge and information, building transparency, participating in community life, and supporting initiatives which make the communities in which we operate desirable places for our community and workforce to live, work and play.

This includes CORONADO’S COMMUNITY Grant Fund

Coronado has a long history of supporting local organisations, service providers and events. To continue this support in a sustainable and structured fashion, Coronado’s Community Grant Fund has been established within the region of each of our operations (Curragh, Buchanan Minerals or Greenbrier Minerals).

These funds will have an annual community grants budget available to eligible organisations and groups who make a very direct contribution to the areas in which we operate. Funds will be available for community organisations, sporting and recreation facilities and educational programs.

The eligibility criteria and application process for the Coronado’s Community Grant Fund is outlined below.


Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria for applicants is required:

  • Groups or organisations must be located in the local area or from a select range of other groups who make a direct contribution to the local community – and will deliver their project, service, or initiative to residents of the local community.
  • Applicants must be either a not-for-profit community-based group or organisation, a school association and/or a non-government organisation.
  • The grants should support a specific purpose which is aligned to Coronado Values and any specific community or social focus areas that are determined by the Company, and not be an alternative for recurrent operational income requirements.
  • Projects or initiatives deemed to be of a political nature will not be eligible.
  • Applications must be complete and submitted on the official application form.
  • Complete the “Coronado Logo Request Form (AUS and US Applicants)” and the “W9 Form (US Applicants Only)“, and upload onto the official application form.
  • Applications must be received by the specified closing period for each respective grant round.
  • Projects, initiatives, and purchases must be completed and acquitted within 12 months of receipt of funds.
  • Successful grant recipients and outcomes are to be jointly promoted to support our collective effort.

Application Process

Coronado will allocate a committed amount of funds each year to support community development projects that are active within the region of each of our operations (Blackwater, Buchanan, and Logan).

Several grants will be available across four funding rounds for eligible organizations surrounding our operations. Decisions as to which requests will be supported will be made in March, June, September and December and, to be considered within each round, applications should be submitted by the final day of each:

  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November

Applications can be made at any time during the year but will be held until the end of each month noted above at which time a decision will be made on allocation of funds. Any applications placed after these dates will be considered in the next round.

We invite applications from not for profit organisations whose community events or facilities have made a positive impact in the areas of education, social welfare, or community health.


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