The Community Fund provides financial support to organizations and projects that contribute to local community development in GrainCorp's operational regions around the world.
To be eligible for funding, a project or organization must have a positive effect on the community by supporting its well-being and safety and/or its local infrastructure.
To read more about how the Global Community Fund works Click Here.
Note: The project must be endorsed by one or more GrainCorp employees in the application process.
Recent Projects Include
As an organization we have always felt the desire to give back to the communities in which we operate, the team in Canada (Calgary) has been particularly active in coming up with very different ideas on how that goal can be accomplished. We look for ways to enrich the community in more ways than just donate money, of course raffles are common and we do those too but it's the extra time and effort that goes into making it more interesting and valuable to the employees and the community itself.
Some examples of programs that have been organized include:
As a company, we were spared the devastation of the flood in Calgary in 2013 however that didn't stop us from collecting basic necessities (toiletries, basic clothing and food items) for the ones that were not so lucky. In an effort to clean out our lab storage area we found plenty of glassware that is no longer used, so we donated it to the science department at a local school – the looks on the kids' faces was priceless!
We have also organized a few fun runs as a group, generally they are 5 to 10 kilometres, offer some fun aspect such as taking place in the dark or splashing the participants with colour – it's a good team building experience and it's generally for a good cause. Some of the organizations that have received monetary donations include: Kids Help Phone, The Mustard Seed, YWCA and the Boys and Girls Club.
On May 7th 2017, staff and family members of Canada Malting, GrainCorp Marketing and GrainsConnect participated in the 50th Annual Calgary River and Pathway clean up. Some unusual finds this year included a very dirty but still valid $10 bill, just about all the parts to assemble a bicycle and lots of banana peels! It was the first year it rained on us but we still managed a good turnout and short clean up time. Thanks very much to all who came out to keep our city beautiful.
The annual CMC Malting Course started on August 18th and went toll August 24th. This fantastic event brings customers from all over the global to learn more about Malting!
During the course, we looked at all aspects of Malting, from Barley selection to shipping the finished malt. The first day included presentations on Barley Procurement, varieties and quality, and our elevator system. The afternoon the group traveled to a farmer’s field for lunch and a crop tour during their harvest time. Participants got to see the combine in action. Following the crop tour the group went to the Niobe elevator for a tour. The second day focused on the malting process with presentations on practical malting, biochemistry of malt, malt analysis and the brewery impact, and food safety. Following the presentations participants went to the CMC Calgary plant for a tour of the entire facility. The third day participants were back at the plant to tour the lab and the research and development sections of the company, followed by a brief presentation on Malting handling in the brewery.
The event was a great success!
To see Past Events click here.