Bayside organisations share in $100,000 community grants - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

 PBPL Community Grant recipients Kerri Williams and Alex Leese from the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (Manly) with Edward Harwood. Photo: Supplied.


Local organisations, St Pete’s Pantry and Wynnum Fringe Festival, are among 10 recipients to receive funding from this year’s Port of Brisbane Community Grant Program.

Every year, the Program provides $100,000 in funding to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities with a focus on Community Welfare, Youth, and the Environment.

Since 2013, the Port has awarded $950,000 to 137 community-focused organisations based locally in the Bayside and greater Brisbane area and regionally, across South East and Southern Queensland.

The Port’s CEO, Neil Stephens, says the grant funding is an important way for the Port to ‘give back’ and support the local and regional communities in which it operates.

“The Port connects Queensland trade with the world. We have strong connections with our supply chain partners and the communities they support in regional Queensland as well as our local community,” said Mr Stephens.

“It’s been such a challenging few years for so many – floods and droughts, COVID and now the rising cost of living. We understand from our community partners that there is an ever-increasing demand for their services, and we are pleased to be able to support 10 organisations that are working so hard for their communities.

“This year, our grant funding is supporting a range of initiatives and services including mental health, food relief, youth mentoring and habitat restoration. These are based locally here in the Bayside and Brisbane, and out in the Darling Downs and Chinchilla.

“We congratulate and thank all the grant recipients for the vital work that they are doing in their communities.”

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