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Port of Townsville’s $50,000 Community Fund

Port of Townsville's $50,000 Community Fund
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Supporting Local Visionaries

The Port of Townsville is once again extending a helping hand to local visionaries with its 2024 Community Fund, now open for applications.

With a generous offering of $50,000, the fund aims to bolster not-for-profits, community groups, and school projects across North Queensland.

A Legacy of Impact

In its fourth year, the Community Fund has made a substantial impact, backing 50 projects with a total investment exceeding $2.5 million.

Port of Townsville CEO, Ranee Crosby, highlighted the fund’s commitment to local initiatives aligning with the port’s strategic vision, focusing on community, people, planet, and prosperity.

“We’re proud to have funded a diverse range of projects,” said Ms. Crosby. Projects from the previous year ranged from supporting surf life-saving clubs to empowering local businesses, like the Happy Vibes Café, which now trains and employs locals with disabilities.

Casting a Wide Net

While the Port is based in Townsville, Ms. Crosby emphasised the fund’s commitment to benefiting communities beyond the city, reaching areas like Hinchinbrook, the Burdekin, Charters Towers, and the North West.

Director of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Kate O’Hara, praised the fund’s impact on the arts community, mentioning how it supported the development of two Townsville-based First Nations artists in 2023.

This provided meaningful opportunities for artists and increased their visibility on a broader stage.

Apply and Transform

Applications for the 2024 Community Fund are open until March 4, 2024. Local community groups are encouraged to seize this opportunity to bring their projects to life and contribute to the betterment of North Queensland. The Port of Townsville remains committed to fostering positive change, one project at a time.

Brini Wines