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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:
Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc
Funding will support the construction of a shadehouse at the new Bush Garden Nursery.
NQ Football Club
Funding will support the upgrade of the solar system at the football grounds, reducing game fees for more than 5,000 players.
Townsville Hospital Foundation
The Port sponsored the 80s Twilight Fun Run to support lifesaving public health services.
QF8 Volunteer Coast Guard
Funding will support the purchase and set-up of three new laptops.
Townsville Sailing Club
Funding will enable the purchase of a new Mobi Mat made from 100% recycled material.
Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club
Funding will supply First Aid Equipment for the refurbished First Aid Room at Alma Bay.
Mission to Seafarers
Funding will enable the development of a new eCommerce platform to take orders from visiting crews.
Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
Funding supported a performance by the Wulgurukaba Dancers at the Pop Up North Queensland (PUNQ) arts festival.
IMAGE: AARON ASHLEY
Townsville Motor Boat and Yacht Club
The Port supplied free shuttle buses at the Father’s Day Community Day during SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week.
Tourism Magnetic Island
Funding supported the design and print of new cards for the Nelly Bay snorkel trail.
Museum of Underwater Art
Funding will support a Citizen Science workshop.
James Cook University
The Port provided cash prizes for high-performing students from James Cook University.
The Port supported the refurbishment of 10 laptops for African refugees settling in Townsville.
The Port supplied a new washing machine and dryer for community use.
Townsville Deadly Runners
The Port supplied five pairs of running shoes for young indigenous runners who show a commitment to improving their running.
The Port supplied 10 x $50 food vouchers to be gifted to community members in need.
Magnetic Island Men’s Shed
Funding will purchase three bookshelves for a new community library on Magnetic Island.
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:
- People; and
The Community Fund will support the important work of community organisations now and into the future.