Thursday 13th Dec, 2018

$100,000 available through Port of Brisbane’s community grants program

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PORT of Brisbane is looking for not-for-profit organisations on which to bestow its community grant funding, with a total of $100,000 up for grabs for local and regional initiatives.

The annual program, launched in 2013, has invested $500,000 in 70 community-focused organisations across south east Queensland.

Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins said the Port supports projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on the community.

“This year, local and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding up to $15,000 and we’d like to encourage as many eligible organisations as possible to apply,” he said.

“The Port of Brisbane greatly values our role in the community, and our Community Grants program is about supporting groups who do an excellent job supporting others or protecting the environment.”

Last year, 10 grants were awarded, including for Hemmant Flexible Learning, which used the award to deliver two social enterprise programs that have helped disadvantaged young people by providing on-the-job training and mentoring.

Hemmant Flexible Learning youth leader Chris Richards said the Port of Brisbane Community Grant allowed the organisation to operate “Betsy the Coffee Cart” at local community events throughout the year and establish a pop-up cinema enterprise.

Applications for the 2018 grant close on 30 April, with successful applicants to be announced in July.

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