Port of Brisbane announces recipients of $100,000 Community grants program
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) today announced the recipients of its annual Community Grant Funding for 2018 during a morning tea and waterside tour of the Port.
 
In total, $100,000 was awarded to nine groups from across south-east Queensland to support local environment, education and community initiatives.
 
Port of Brisbane CEO, Roy Cummins, said the Port of Brisbane was pleased to support a diverse range of projects that are helping to achieve positive social, economic and educational outcomes across the region.

“Our Community Grants Program, and our broader support for local community initiatives, is an important part of who we are. We are proud of our long history of working with a wide range of local organisations that make a real difference within their communities,” said Mr Cummins. 

“Since 2011, Port of Brisbane has awarded more than $1.75 million in sponsorships and initiatives to support organisations and initiatives across south-east Queensland.
 
“This year’s Port of Brisbane Community Grant recipients have put forward a range of innovative and exciting projects, and we are looking forward to be working with our new partners as they deliver positive outcomes for the community.
 
“I would like to thank everyone here today and all our partners for their leadership in the community and wish them every success in the important work they do.”
 
One of the local organisations and community grant recipients represented at the tour was the Darling Point Special School (DPSS), which provides educational programs to students who have an intellectual or global development delay in the Manly, Wynnum and Birkdale region.
 
DPSS aims to provide programs directly related to individual student strengths, interests and needs, including special needs, cultural priorities and personal aspirations.
 
Charmaine Driver, Principal, Darling Point Special School said the community was grateful for the Port of Brisbane’s strong support of of the school’s programs.

“The funding will assist our students create a small business start-up model in gardening for local residence and business,” said Ms Driver. 

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A full list of the 2018 Community Grant Recipients, and the initiative the grant funding is supporting, is listed below:
 
EDUCATION: PCYC (Bayside) – Construction and planting of a new community garden.

EDUCATION: Make it Home Safely (Wynnum) - New car to support Make it Home’s Learn to Drive programs for disadvantaged young people.

EDUCATION: Darling Point Special School (Manly) – A fully equipped trailer and gardening kit with mowers, gardening equipment and Personal Protective Equipment.

EDUCATION: Bayside Adolescent Boarding Inc. (Wynnum) – The Healthy and Active YOUth project aims to help disadvantaged youth with a mix of cultural, sports, adventure based youth leadership, arts and craft activities.

COMMUNITY: Friends with Dignity Limited (Gold Coast) – Purchase much needed goods to support the recovery of domestic violence victims.

COMMUNITY: Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club (Stradbroke Island) – Purchase of a new inflatable rescue boat to update its emergency response capabilities.

COMMUNITY: Wynnum and Manly District Meals on Wheels (Wynnum) – New kitchen equipment to support its Meals on Wheels operations.

ENVIRONMENT: Pelican and Seabird Rescue (Capalaba) – New animal rescue equipment to be used in the local community.

ENVIRONMENT: Queensland Wader Study Group (Queensland) – Development of a new and improved shorebird App.