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Sponsorships and Philanthropy

RUC endeavors to identify local civic needs, that provide opportunities to contribute to social community value, thus creating sustainable communities.

Social investment is defined as our investment in philanthropic, community and commercial ventures. RUC focuses on community projects that champion:

  • Education and training
  • Indigenous employment and
  • training opportunities
  • Regional development
  • Health and wellness
  • Arts and culture
  • Environmental sustainability and responsibility

Our company provides financial or in-kind support to organisations on the principle of reciprocity and those that align with our business risks and objectives.

Our voluntary social investment programs form an integral part of our commitment to build vibrant and thriving communities.

If you are seeking sponsorship, please see our sponsorship form at the bottom of this page.


RUC has a long standing association with The STEM unitED program. Which responds to alarming statistics that only 30 percent of students are interested in studies in mining or METS. This is coupled with the steady decline in number of students graduating from mining disciplines.

The STEM unitED program aims to inspire Year 9 students from 25 schools, across 200 classrooms. The reach will be anywhere from 3000-6000 students. 

Fully staffed and fully equipped, students will build robots and drones, and analyse activities through examining and interpreting datasets and predictive outcomes.

STEM unitED aims to ignite interest and bridge the gap between STEM and real-world applications. It is hoped that this positive experience will create interest in STEM careers, including mining, for students, their parents and educators.

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Mates in Mining

RUC sponsors and therefore subsidises MATE. Which was established in response to a major report on suicide (the ‘AISRAP Report’) within the Queensland Commercial Building and Construction Industry. This report found that suicide rates in the industry were higher than the Australian average for men, and that youth suicide within the industry could be as much as 2.38 times more common than among other young Australian men.

The MATES program is based on the simple idea that ‘suicide is everyone’s business’. If the building and construction industry in Australia is to improve the mental health and well-being of workers and reduce suicide, then it cannot be left to mental health professionals: everyone in the industry must play their part.

Sponsorship Proposals

Please fill out the following information to request sponsorship from RUC for your program or event. We evaluate these requests once a month, so please submit your request at least one month before the date needed. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

enquiry form

Nick Maguire Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Nick Maguire

Manager Mechanised Mining and Raise Boring

Since 1996, Nick’s career to date has predominantly involved underground metalliferous mining.
His experience gained during this time has been from the ground up, having spent years working underground at the ‘coal face’ through to statutory and senior management positions on site and at corporate head offices. This has given Nick an in depth knowledge of all aspects associated with underground mining.

Tracey Chan

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Tracey is a CPA qualified Accountant with over 22 years’ experience, 9 of which have been with RUC Mining Contractors as Financial Controller.  Prior to her tenure with RUC Mining, she worked in various industries including engineering and construction, property and telecommunications across Perth, Melbourne and London.  Tracey leads the Finance, Procurement, and supply chain functions, supporting internal and external stakeholders, while also managing company secretarial obligations for RUC Mining and its subsidiaries.

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