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Port launches $50,000 Community Fund

26 February 2021

The Port of Townsville and its customers are today launching their new annual Community Fund which will make $50,000 available to local charities, not-for-profits, schools, universities and community groups this year.
 
The Community Fund seeks to support a broad range of local initiatives that align with the Port’s strategic vision to create improved sustainability in four key areas: Planet, Community, People and Prosperity.  
 
Port of Townsville General Manager Business Strategies and Sustainability Claudia Brumme-Smith said the Port community was thrilled to continue supporting the important work of community organisations through the new Community Fund.
 
“The Port of Townsville and its customers have been involved in almost every aspect of life in Townsville and the region for more than 150 years.  With ports in Townsville and Lucinda, we have a strong relationship with communities as far west as Mount Isa in the North West Minerals Province and from the Burdekin to Hinchinbrook,” she said.
 
“Our staff and our customers live and work in these communities, and we know that vibrant and connected communities are important to our quality of life.  Now more than ever, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, regional non-for-profit organisations need our support whether it is in-kind or monetary and the Port community aims to lead by example.  This new fund is designed to help do that now and into the future.
 
“Establishing this fund is an important element of our new Port Vision 2050 – our blueprint for the next 30 years.  We are striving for world leading port sustainability by combining efficient operations with social responsibility and innovative environmental practises.
 
“We are excited to see the ideas and projects that applicants put forward and eager to help them achieve their goals.” 
 
Applications are invited for sponsorship amounts of $200 up to $10,000 between 1 March until mid-April.  We call on the Townsville community, charities, not-for profits, schools and universities to share projects with us. 
 
To learn more, visit https://www.townsville-port.com.au/community/community-fund/