Local schools receive $10,000 in grants from Terminals Pty Ltd

Media Release 13 FEB 2012

Local schools, St Thomas Aquinas, Norlane and Northern Bay College's Tallis campus, North Shore, have each received $5000 through the inaugural Terminals Pty Ltd's community grants program.

Terminals, Australia's leading liquid storage company has been operating from its Wharf Road North Shore complex since 1973.

The company is seeking further application from community groups and will announce further grants totalling another $10,000 to local Geelong organisations during the year.

Terminals formed its Geelong Community Engagement Group (GCEG) during 2010 to generate greater involvement with the Geelong community.

The GCEG recommended a series of community grants be established and funded by Terminals. It nominated the two primary schools as the initial recipients.

St Thomas Aquinas will use the grant for landscaping and Northern Bay College to purchase library books.

Principal of St Thomas Aquinas, Anthony Drill said the school was "extremely excited about the landscaping opportunities for the school".

Principal of Northern Bay College, Barry Rowland said the grant would allow the school to substantially extend its range of books available to students.

State manager for Terminals, Carlo Fasolino, said his company was delighted to be involved with the two local schools and invited other Geelong schools, non profit and community groups to apply for grants.

"Details are on the Terminals Pty Ltd website and the application forms are very simple to complete," he said.