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Community Fund

Page last updated on 05-03-2024.

Community Fund

Are you or your community organisation in need of support?

Our Port community wants to help you. 

We're committed to supporting not-for-profit organisations and groups who are working hard to provide lasting benefits to our local communities in North Queensland.

Launched in 2021, the Port’s Community Fund contributes $50,000 to North Queensland’s charities, not-for-profits, schools, universities and community groups each year.

The Community Fund seeks to support a broad range of local initiatives that improve sustainability in four key areas: 

  • Planet;
  • Community;
  • People; and
  • Prosperity.

The Community Fund will support the important work of community organisations now and into the future.

Applications for 2024 are closed.

2023 Community Fund Recipients

Thirteen community projects contributing to diverse and inclusive communities across North Queensland will get a boost thanks to the Port of Townsville’s annual $50,000 Community Fund.

Many of this year’s successful applicants are forging important new or improved opportunities for community members to participate in important employment, social and recreational activities.

Read the media release here and view the full list of inaugural recipients below:


Item/s Funded

Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club

To purchase 2 x Automated External Defibrillators for the Alma Bay First Aid Room.

C&K Kindergarten

Install a beehive, replace wicking bed, plant advanced native shade trees.

Cleveland Bay Lions Club

Purchase professional quality marquee for the NQ Lions Hearing Dogs.

Happy Vibes Cafe

To purchase coffee cart and furniture for a café-nursery employing people with disabilities.

Lucinda Progress Association

For sponsorship of the Lucinda Community Christmas Carols

The Pyjama Foundation

To support the training, screening and recruitment of  five volunteers working with children in foster care.

Pimlico State High School

Support students to take part in the Hydrogen Horizon Grand Prix STEM Challenge.

Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise

To establish a Starfish Nippers program for special needs children wanting to participate in surf life saving (administered by Picnic Bay SLSC)

St Joseph’s Catholic School

To engage Traditional Owners in the development of the school’s Yarn Circle

Story Dogs Queensland

To support five new Dog Teams to attend local primary schools and help children learn to read.

Townsville Motor Boat and Yacht Club

Free shuttle buses at the Community Day during Magnetic Island Race Week.

Umbrella Studio contemporary art

To mentor local First Nations artists to create new artwork & present at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

NQ Queer Society

Waived hire fee of Quayside Terminal for second annual Queer Candy Event celebrating the LGBTQI+ community and allies


2022 Community Fund Recipients

Reconciliation, conservation and community health and wellbeing are the presiding themes among the recipients of the Port of Townsville’s second annual $50,000 Community Fund.

Through the Fund, the Port is providing financial backing for 15 community-based initiatives across Townsville, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook and the Burdekin.

Read the media release here and view the full list of inaugural recipients below:

Organisation Item/s Funded
27th Light Horse Regiment Participant of one Australia Defence Force Veteran in the Regiment.
ABIS Community Cooperative Society Limited Transport for 25 young Torres Strait Islander people to revive, restore and record traditional dance at the Winds of Zenadath Festival.
Burdekin Trailerable Yacht Club Replacement of gas stove in the Club House.
Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Tools for six Landcare sites and the Bush Garden Nursery.
Dad’s Group Peer-to-peer community support for “Dads of Townsville”.
Estates Soccer Club Soccer equipment for women’s and junior teams.
Magnetic Island Network for Turtles New rehabilitation tank, tank covers and sand filter.
Northern Beef Producers Inc Support for the 2023 Northern Beef Producers Expo.
The Townsville Toy Library Five playroom climbers.
The Willows Primary P&C Association Five classroom laptops for students who can not afford them.
Townsville Motor Boat and Yacht Club Free Shuttle Buses at the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Community Day.
Townsville Outrigger Canoe Club Support for the 2023 annual regatta.
Townsville Sailing Club Smart Board for refurbished Club House.
Townsville State High School Didgeridoos, clapsticks and tuition for First Nations Arts Project.
Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association Marquee and flags for community engagement activities.

2021 Community Fund Recipients

The Port of Townsville launched our inaugural $50,000 Community Fund in 2021 with clean and green projects featuring high on the agenda.  

The successful recipients include a mix of 17 sports, arts, environmental and social projects. Environmentally-friendly projects were among the big winners, in line with the Port of Townsville’s strategic vision for the next 30 years, Port Vision 2050.

Read the media release here and view the full list of inaugural recipients below: