We have a proud record of supporting organisations that deliver important services to benefit the broader Queensland community through operational, in-kind and financial support. Our partners include The Smith Family, PA Research Foundation, CrimeStoppers Queensland, Great Barrier Reef Foundation and the International River Foundation. We continue to support Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre (MBEEC) and Tangalooma EcoMarines throughout the year; valuable education-based partnerships that help the Port connect with local schools and students.
In 2019/20 PBPL Community Partners extended to 34 Community and not-for profit groups receiving over $319,000 in funding.
PBPL Employee Charity
Each year, our employees raise funds for a nominated charity. These contributions are matched by PBPL. This year's charity is Friends with Dignity Australia.
Based in Meadowbrook, south of Brisbane, Friends with Dignity provides practical programs to assist survivors of domestic violence, in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres.
Friends with Dignity was recognised as the 2018 Australian Charity of the Year and received an Outstanding Achievement in the Australian Charity Awards in 2019. Former Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, was named official ambassador of Friends with Dignity.
All funds raised by PBPL will contribute to the Friends with Dignity - Little Friends Scholarship program. The program was established to ensure all children have the opportunity to either further their education and/or be able to participate in extra curricula activities that they may not be able to pursue due to the financial impact of domestic violence within their family environment.
Employee volunteer program
2020 has been a particularly tough time for many people, and the role of charities has never been more important. We also know that many volunteers at such charities are those 60 years and older- in other words, those people that have been asked to stay at home.
That means charities need additional volunteers now more than ever, and we think that’s something that our organisation could assist with.
On 2 April, 2020, CEO Roy Cummins announced an increase of Employee Volunteer Leave entitlement to 2 days in one financial year.
Over the past year 680 volunteer hours have been worked by PBPL employees.
If you represent a charity organisation in our local area, please reach out and contact our Community Relations Advisor Ed Harwood [email protected].