Emergency Assistance: 07 4774 0144

About Us

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

Community Gro is committed to delivering holistic services and support necessary to ensure safety, financial wellbeing and life changing opportunities within our community

We do this through a range of programs developed in partnership with the community. We deliver support to minimise the risk of family breakdown from social and economic pressures.

Our quality services are provided by both paid and unpaid staff through best practice principles.

Our community services are delivered through Centres that provide a welcoming meeting place where anyone can come to gather, obtain information, support, referral and access resources.

Our services aim to provide:

Learning Opportunities

both structured and situational with a focus on well-being and building capacity, resilience and knowledge.

Sustainability

to enable sustainability of the local community’s wellbeing through addressing a range of needs.

Socialisation

networking including the opportunity to link and form relationships, to volunteer and be involved.

Social Justice

to address social justice issues through awareness raising, community education and social action.

Prevention

by relieving isolation, loneliness and boredom, and building the sense of trust, safety and belonging, activities can reduce the need for expensive and intensive services.

Infrastructure

the Community Centre is a local facility that is accessible, safe and welcoming for all community members.

Management Committee

Community Gro is governed by a volunteer Board of Management made up of professional people from a mix of legal, financial, marketing and development industries.  The Board is responsible for determining all matters relating to governance, including, ensuring an appropriate policy framework is in place to manage the organisations operational procedures.

Mark Tyrell
President

Board Member Marnie Bricknell

Marnie Bricknell

Stephanie Cairns

Amanpreet Singh-Bargri

Zammi Rohan

Mission:

Empowering change in lives and communities

Vision:

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

Community Gro facilitates a range of services through its major programs:  Upper Ross Community Centre; Garbutt Community Centre; Community Connect Program; Upper Ross Family Support Hub; Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY); and Community Visitors Scheme.

Funding

Community Gro receives funding from:

  • Upper Ross Community Centre receives funding through the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
  • Community Connect Program receives through the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
  • Family Support Hub receives funding through the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training.
  • HIPPY Upper Ross receives funding through the Australian Government Department of Social Services through Brotherhood of St Laurence.
  • Community Visitors Scheme receives funding through the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Donations

To donate whitegoods and large furniture items, please contact the Upper Ross Community Centre on 4774 0144, the Garbutt Community Centre on 4779 7268 or complete an online contact form to arrange collection or delivery. Your generous contributions are kindly appreciated.

Corporate Partnership

To align your business with the community work being undertaken by Community Gro, please contact: