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About Us


Empowering change in lives and communities


Community Gro believes in a safe and equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.

Our Community

Upper Ross Community Centre

Garbutt Community Centre

Our Services

Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The service aims to enrich the quality of life of residents of aged care facilities who are socially isolated and lonely.

Community Connect Program

The Community Connect Program will help during a crisis. But you don’t have to wait for a crisis either. Come in for a cuppa and a chat to get help with sorting out the concerns in your life.

Connected Beginnings Rasmussen

Connected Beginnings helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children prepare for school. The program contributes to objectives under Closing the Gap.

Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)

HIPPY is a two year home-based early childhood enrichment program. HIPPY builds the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive learning environment to prepare their child for school. Children join HIPPY two years before they start formal schooling (usually three years of age).

Linking to Schools

Community Gro Linking to Schools program and community project focuses on improving the engagement and attendance of children aged 5-12 years in the Townsville West area (Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Heatley, West End, Currajong, Gulliver, and Vincent).

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)

The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides interest free loans to low-income individuals or families. The loans are for purchasing items up to $2000.00.

NO fees.

NO charge.

NO interest.

NO credit check.

Queensland Financial Resilience Program

Free, non-judgmental and confidential service to support community who are experiencing financial challenges.

Upper Ross Emergency Relief Food

Community Gro Upper Ross Emergency Relief Food provides limited assistance with food parcels and/or vouchers.

Upper Ross Family Support Hub

Family Support Hubs provide early intervention and support to families with children up to 8 years of age.

Upper Ross The Good Soil Project

The Upper Ross Community Garden has been designed to be a meeting area and resource centre for locals who want to grow healthy organic herbs, fruit and vegetables in the garden and their own backyard.

Youth Hub

The Community Gro Youth Hub at Garbutt & Upper Ross provides the young people of our region with a safe environment and an opportunity to foster positive relationships with each other, staff, volunteers and mentors.

Learn more about our full list of programs and services

What’s Happening

Keep up-to-date with What’s Happening via our Community Facebook pages.

Our Funding Partners