Cowboys Community Foundation

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES, INSPIRING FUTURES

The Cowboys Community Foundation is a community-owned charity improving employment, health and social outcomes for young North Queenslanders through education-based programs.

Our flagship program, NRL Cowboys House, provides supported accommodation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from some of North Queensland’s most remote and educationally disadvantaged communities, enabling them to access quality secondary education opportunities in Townsville.

NRL Cowboys House removes distance as a barrier to accessing education and provides the stability and support students need to be able to fulfil their potential while building long-lasting friendships and life skills along the way. The Boys Campus officially opened in 2017 and is home to 54 young Indigenous men, while the Girls Campus opened its doors to young Indigenous women in 2019. Both facilities are purpose-designed and culturally respectful environments providing life-changing opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged students in the country.

Managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, the charity arm of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, NRL Cowboys House is a joint initiative between the National Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys, the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.

By supporting the Cowboys Community Foundation (CCF) you will become a partner in making true change where it counts – providing life changing opportunities and support to the most disadvantaged and at-risk young people in our communities.

Like all of the Foundation’s programs, NRL Cowboys House creates hope, motivation and opportunity and addresses some of the significant challenges faced by our young people on their journey through education to employment and adult life.