NSW PORTS is offering one-off grants of up to $10,000 to support local projects, services and initiatives that benefit communities near its operations. 

NSW Ports’ Community Care Grants Program is open to registered not-for-profit organisations, community groups, and – in certain circumstances – people. NSW Ports said it will provide a funding boost for projects that benefit communities near Port Botany, Port Kembla, Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre and Cooks River Intermodal Terminal. 

NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas said the organisation is proud to play a role in the New South Wales economy and to contribute to local sustainability initiatives through the program. 

“Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we are proud to play a critical role in supporting the state and nation and in keeping the economy moving,” Ms Calfas said. 

“Port Botany and Port Kembla are essential services supporting the lives and livelihoods of everyone in the State. They are also major employers, supporting over 30,000 jobs, while our two intermodal hubs at Enfield and Cooks River play a vital role in the state’s freight task.” 

Ms Calfas said with the launch of the Community Care Grants Program NSW Ports is investing locally to drive positive, sustainable outcomes for the communities that surround its assets. 

“We look forward to championing more projects and continuing to work with partners in our community to foster community well-being, enhance education opportunities and deliver important environmental outcomes,” Ms Calfas said.  

Funding offered through the Community Care Grants Program is in addition to NSW Ports’ existing long-standing community partnerships and sponsorships program. 

Local charities are encouraged to visit the NSW Ports website and lodge an expression of interest by 1700 on 14 May 2021.