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Port of Brisbane announces recipients of Community Grant funding

The Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) today announced more than $100,000 for community initiatives as part of its annual Community Grants Program.

PBPL's annual Community Grant Program aims to assist local and regional initiatives that positively contribute to the community.

The program supports initiatives that make valuable contributions to the fields of environmental management, community welfare, education and youth leadership.

“The Port of Brisbane is committed to supporting our local community, as well as the communities in regional Queensland that rely on the Port to get their products to global markets,” Mr Cummins said.

“This year, our chosen charity is Rural Aid, and today we can announce the worthy recipients of our annual Community Grant funding.

“PBPL is delighted to support such a diverse range of meaningful initiatives that will benefit our community.

“This year’s recipients have put forward a range of innovative and exciting projects, and we’re looking forward to be working with our new partners to deliver real outcomes in the community.”

Mr Cummins said since 2011, PBPL has contributed $1.5 million in community sponsorship.

“Through our grants funding, our Community Consultative Committee funding, and our strategic partnerships with Crime Stoppers Queensland, PA Research Foundation and The Smith Family, the Port of Brisbane continues its long and proud history of supporting groups right across our community.

“I thank all our partners for their leadership in our community and wish them every success in the important work they do.”

PBPL Community Grants Program – 2017 grant recipients
Community organisation Initiative
Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland Adopt-a-Room
Mission to Seafarers Brisbane Contribution to building improvements
Aid and Recreational Association for the Disabled Contribution to transport service
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard QF2 Brisbane Replacement of critical safety equipment
Make it Home Safely Road safety for disadvantaged youth
Moreton Bay Environment Education Centre On-water education program
Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Local artist and Elders to mentor youth to illustrate the stories based on Quandamooka local knowledge
BABI Youth and Family Service Support for the Active and Healthy YOUth project
Intenciti -Bayside Christian Family Church The Uprising, an outdoor event focus on mental health awareness
Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club Contribution to building improvements
Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre Innovative group focused on developing social enterprises
Sails at Bayside Support for Life Skills at Bayside
Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Vegetation enhancement projects
Pelican and Seabird Rescue Rescue of injured flighted birds

Posted on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 (Archive on Tuesday, 20 March 2018) Return