Bridgestone Commits $100,000 to Help Schools

Ten schools across Australia are being given the chance to each win a $10,000 project grant thanks to Bridgestone Australia.

In line with the company’s Tomorrow Matters initiative, the grant can be put towards any infrastructure or school project that has the environment, technology or youth development as its focus.

“At Bridgestone, we believe it’s our responsibility to do what we can to create a bright and sustainable future for generations to come. We believe that tomorrow matters today,” said Andrew Moffatt, Managing Director of Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand.

“For this reason, we launched our Tomorrow Matters initiative with three key objectives – finding new and better ways of using technology; encouraging our children to find solutions for tomorrow; and helping to ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations.”

“As part of this, we’re very excited to announce our $10,000 school community grant program. We’ll be awarding ten of these grants to schools across Australia and can’t wait to see what the students achieve.”

The ten eligible school districts were chosen thanks to the efforts of their local Bridgestone retail store ‑ which won the right for the grant to be awarded to a school in their area as part of a performance-based competition.

The stores which won the competition include:

Bridgestone Service Centre Moree, NSW

Bridgestone Service Centre Bathurst, NSW

Bridgestone Select Newcastle, NSW

Bridgestone Service Centre Burnie, TAS

Bridgestone Service Centre Ballarat, VIC

Bridgestone Tyre Centre Maribyrnong, VIC

Bridgestone Select Burleigh Heads, QLD

Bridgestone Select Geebung, QLD

Bridgestone Select Nuriootpa, SA

Bridgestone Select Canning Vale, WA

Schools which fall in a number of suburbs in and around these stores will be eligible to enter the competition and will be contacted by Bridgestone Australia with an invitation to apply.

“This initiative will be a great way for ten schools to access funds that can help them bring a meaningful project to life,” Mr Moffatt said.

“We are encouraging eligible schools to get involved and have some fun with their entries ‑ we’re looking for creative and inspiring submissions which demonstrate the value of their proposed project in an inspiring and engaging way.”

For full details about Bridgestone’s community school grant program, click here.

 

Bridgestone’s $10,000 Community School Grant Program
What: Ten x $10,000 grants up for grabs for schools to put towards a project, equipment or infrastructure that has the environment, technology or youth development as its focus.

Who: Eligible schools must be located within selected postcodes in and around the ten Bridgestone retail stores that won the opportunity to provide this grant. Primary and high schools in the assigned areas will be contacted directly by Bridgestone Australia with an invitation to apply.

How: Schools are to create a video explaining the project and why it deserves to win. They are encouraged to get creative and have some fun with their entries!

For more information please click here.

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