Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has presented over $110,000 of grants as part of its Community Giving Fund, with a number of local schools joining the list of recipients for the very first time.
Presented at a special morning tea ceremony this week, the Community Giving Fund now extends to local schools under the ‘Special Schools Fund’ with cash grants assisting schools to create positive learning environments for students.
Julieanne Alroe BAC CEO and Managing Director said the corporation is a dedicated supporter of local charity, community, arts and sporting organisations distributing around $1 million in sponsorship and philanthropic donations each year to over 100 local community initiatives and charities.
“Twice a year under the Community Giving Fund, BAC calls for applications for grants for projects that provide health and wellbeing, safety, sport, education, environment or other community benefits and other community initiatives.
“Our Giving Fund is now in its third round of cash grants and we’re proud to commit over $110,000 on this occasion to charities, organisations, and now schools, to support them in the fantastic work they do to support our community and make it a better place.
“These grants go directly to institutions that require assistance with specific projects and if the project helps make our community a better place, then it is something that we absolutely want to support,” Ms Alroe said.
BAC was recently named Corporate Philanthropist of the Year in the Queensland Community Foundation 2015 Philanthropist of the Year Awards.
Recipients for this round of grants include:
Community Friendship Centre: Based in Nudgee, this group meets regularly and offers its members tours, presentations from guest speakers, hot cuppas and most importantly, a strong support network that is based on friendship, loyalty and kindness.
SandBAG: A community organisation that provides support to members of the local community who are doing it tough, be it homelessness, domestic violence, mental health issues or keeping families and individuals afloat between jobs or housing.
Karuna: Based on the Brisbane North, Caboolture and Redcliffe areas, Karuna offers counselling and educational courses to those facing incurable illnesses, while taking time to provide a holistic approach working with the patients and their families.
Other recipients include:
- Brisbane Water Polo Association
- Royal Women’s Brisbane Hospital: Milk Barn
- Karuna Hospice Service
- SandBAG Inc
- Music By The Sea
- Meadowlands Men’s Shed
- Carina Kindy
- Camp Hill State Infants
- Camp Hill Kindy & Pre School Association
- Little Souls Taking Big Steps
- Dragons Rowing Club
- Kedron Brook Catchment Branch of Wildlife QLD
- Tangalooma Ecomarines
- Holland Park Meals on Wheels
- Rotary Club of South Brisbane
- SIDS & KIDS Queensland
- Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed
- Holland Park Mt Gravatt parish
- Active Refugee and Migrant Integration in Australia
- Karlee Adams Foundation
- Aspley View Club
- Queensland Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
- Caboolture Community Choir
- Youth+ Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre
- Mayan Northside Chiefies Netball Club
- Canossa Kindergarten
- Speld QLD
- Balmoral State High School
- Hummingbird House Foundation
- Mayne Tigers Junior AFL
- Nundah State School Swimming Club
- Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Community Friendship Centre
- Connect 2 Group
- Somerset Community Men’s Shed
- Community Friends
- Zonta Club of East Brisbane
- Multicultural Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing (Harmony Place
- Heart Kids Queensland
- St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland
- Brisbane Concert Orchestra Organisation
- Blue Care
- Brisbane Basket Brigade
- Manly Lota RSL
- 121 ACU Wynnum Manly Cadets
- Focal Community Association (Friends of Casuarina Lodge)