Port of Brisbane’s Community Grants program now open - $100,000 up for grabs

Local and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for Port of Brisbane’s Community Grant funding, with a total of $100,000 for local and regional initiatives.
The annual program, launched in 2013, has invested $500,000 in 70 community focused organisations across south-east Queensland.
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) Chief Executive Officer, Roy Cummins said PBPL supports projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on the community.
“This year, local and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding up to $15,000 and we’d like to encourage as many eligible organisations as possible to apply,” Mr Cummins said.
“The Port of Brisbane greatly values our role in the community, and our Community Grants program is about supporting groups who do an excellent job supporting others or protecting the environment.”
Ten grants were awarded funding in 2017 from the Wynnum Manly area, including Hemmant Flexible Learning.
Hemmant Flexible Learning Youth Leader, Chris Richards said the funding was used to deliver two social enterprise programs that have helped disadvantaged young people by bridging the gap and by providing on the job training and mentoring.
“The Port of Brisbane Community Grant allowed us to operate ‘Betsy the Coffee Cart’ at local community events throughout the year and establish a pop-up cinema enterprise,” said Mr Richards.   
If your organisation supports the following initiatives - environment, community welfare, education and youth leadership – and meet eligibility criteria on our website, we would like to hear from you.
Applications close on 30 April 2018, with successful applicants to be announced in July.

To find out more about the Community Grants Program and to read the eligibility criteria, click here. 

For further information please contact:

Edward Harwood
Community Relations Advisor
0401 690 242

Image caption:  Hemmant Flexible Learning has used its $5,000 community grant to fund Social Enterprises including ‘Betsy the Coffee Cart’.