Port of Brisbane congratulates 2020 Community Grant Recipients

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) today announced the recipients of its annual Community Grant funding for 2020 by hosting a virtual event at the Port Office.
The annual Community Grants program provides a total of $100,000 in funding to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities creating opportunities through education and training, youth leadership and community welfare across south-east Queensland
Since the introduction of the Community Grant program in 2013, PBPL has awarded $770,000 to 115 community focused organisations.

PBPL CEO, Roy Cummins, said in these very challenging times, Port of Brisbane is proud to continue to support vital community services and initiatives.

“We are aware that this year, Covid-19 and natural disasters are putting extra strain on organisations and the need to respond to community needs is even greater. That’s why PBPL is committed to helping our community partners,” said Mr Cummins.

“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 working with our new partners as they deliver positive outcomes for the community.

“I would like to thank all our community partners for their leadership in the community and wish them every success in the important work they do.”
Brisbane Bayside State College Principal, Jeff Barnett, said the Port of Brisbane grant is a significant boost to our 3D workshop fostering the development of technologies that have the potential to transform the world in which we live.
“We are immensely proud of our 3D printing program and this grant will make a significant impact on its ongoing success,” said Mr Barnett.
A full list of the 2020 Community Grant Recipients, and the initiative the grant funding is supporting, is listed below:

Recipient Initiative
StandbyU Foundation The grant will fund safety watches for women and children vulnerable to domestic violence. The watches are programmed with each wearer’s safety plan, which can be activated in their time of need.
Suited to Success Funds will provide access to resources to help overcome barriers to employment.
Foodbank Queensland Funds will be used to recruit and screen volunteers. 
Rural Aid The grant will provide a mental health and well-being program to support primary producers and their families affected by drought, fire, flood or COVID-19 in Southern Queensland.
Coast Guard Brisbane Their funds will go towards a vessel and base station modernisation program, providing new electronic technology for its rescue fleet.
Volunteer Marine Rescue Bribie Island Funds will provide materials for its engine maintenance program.
Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane Funds will provide materials for its engine maintenance program.
Community Sports Coaching and Mentoring Funding will support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with mentoring and support programs to improve educational and employment opportunities.
Traction Funds will help deliver programs and workshops for vulnerable young people and their families.
Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club Funding will help upgrade its Beach Equipment Shed which houses lifesaving and training equipment for the nipper programs.
Wynnum State School Funds will provide school children with a Braille Learning Centre and associated resources. 
Coral Watch The UQ Coral Watch Ambassadors program will enable its marine ambassadors to contribute to Moreton Bay’s coral reef health and sustainability. 
Ocean Crusaders Funds will contribute to the removal of debris from the mangrove area between Luggage and Juno Point.
Brisbane Bayside State College Funding will provide access to 3D printing technology across science, technology, engineering and maths disciplines.