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Port of Brisbane opens $100,000 Community Grants funding

Local not-for-profits and registered charities are encouraged to apply for a share of grant funding under the Port of Brisbane Pty Limited’s (PBPL) $100,000 Community Grant Program

PBPL Chief Executive Officer, Roy Cummins said the Community Grant Program was aimed at supporting important local projects and initiatives in the fields of environmental management, community welfare, school education and youth leadership.

“Over the years, Port of Brisbane has had the privilege of supporting many valuable local projects and initiatives that deliver great outcomes for the community.

We take great pride in supporting our community. I would urge local groups to get their applications in as soon as they can”.

Since 2010, Port of Brisbane has provided almost $1.25 million in sponsorships and donations to over 110 projects across South-east Queensland.

In 2016, Make it Home Safely Inc received $5000 from PBPL’s Community Grant Funding program to launch a young driver education program, which has been implemented at Brisbane Bayside State College and Wynnum State High School with a total of 450 students in years 11 & 12 participating.

Nyree Mannion from Make It Home Safely Inc, said “The young driver education program enabled us to empower young people to create, communicate and implement safe driving practices to reduce road injuries and fatalities – Port of Brisbane’s funding paid for the publication of a twelve page interactive booklet and provided promotional materials to engage the students”.

Individual organisations are eligible for funding up to $10,000.

Applications close on 30 April 2017, with successful applicants announced in July. 

To find out more about the Community Grants Program, visit www.portbris.com.au/community/community-grant-program

For further information please contact:
Brendan Connell
Senior Manager Communications
0437 937 976
Posted on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 (Archive on Friday, 08 September 2017) Return