Hunter Valley – Making a difference
Glencore has provided another $1.5 million in funding for 35 community groups and events across the Hunterin 2020.
With a broad array of partnerships in place, the focus is on education, health, the environment, enterprise development and specific local needs.
$650,000 went to Aussie Ark to help rebuild populations of critically endangered species. Ongoing support was provided to John Hunter Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a long-term, $1 million partnership that has helped make the unit one of the world’s leading institutions of its kind.
An existing partner of the Wetlands Centre, Glencore provided $100,000 when the centre fell victim to an arson attack in February. The funding will help restore maintenance and storage facilities and replace lost equipment for the volunteer organisation, whose environmental education and visitor services had already been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Another recipient is Upper Hunter organisation Where There’s A Will. The organisation works with mental health experts to build capacity, create awareness and educate children to build resilience, empowering them to recognise the challenges of maintaining good mental health.