Port of Brisbane Community Grants are now open - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

A Port of Brisbane employee with Ocean Crusaders’ members. The organisation was a 2021/22 Community Grant recipient. Photo: Supplied.


Port of Brisbane is encouraging bayside community organisations and not-for-profits to take a look at its Community Grant Program, with individual grants worth up to $15,000 available for eligible projects.

With a total of $100,000 of funding available, the Port is looking to support valuable community and environmental initiatives right across the South East Queensland region during 2022/23.

Last year, 12 organisations from Brisbane’s bayside to the Lockyer Valley received funding from the Port, supporting initiatives across education and training, youth leadership, and community welfare.

This year, Port of Brisbane is especially encouraging First Nations organisations to consider applying.

One of last year’s grant recipients, Ocean Crusaders, received grant funding to help with the development and ongoing maintenance of its Automated River Cleaner.

Positioned upstream of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, the Automated River Cleaner is powered by the sun and collects litter from the Brisbane River 24/7 – a safer and more sustainable way to help keep our rivers clean.

Also supported by Brisbane City Council, IFM Investors, RDT Engineers and others, the Automated River Cleaner has been generating plenty of local and international interest, with a recent inspection by Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and shortlisting in global sustainability awards.

Grant applications open from 1 March through to 30 April, with more information available on the Port of Brisbane’s website: www.portbris.com.au.

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