NSW Ports has launched its inaugural Community Care Grants Program, offering one-off grants of up to $10,000 to support local projects, services and initiatives that benefit communities living in close proximity to NSW Ports’ operations at Port Botany, Port Kembla, Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre and Cooks River Intermodal Terminal.
The Community Care Grants Program is open to registered not-for-profit organisations, community groups and, in certain circumstances, individuals and will provide a vital funding boost for worthy grass roots projects that deliver positive outcomes in the areas of Education; Community Wellbeing; Community Participation; and the Environment.
NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas said the organisation is proud to play a major role in the NSW economy and to contribute to local sustainability initiatives through the newly launched Grants Program.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we are proud to play a critical role in supporting the State and nation and in keeping the economy moving. Port Botany and Port Kembla are essential services supporting the lives and livelihoods of everyone in the State. They are also major employers, supporting over 30,000 jobs, while our two intermodal hubs at Enfield and Cooks River play a vital role in the state’s freight task.
“With the launch of our Community Care Grants Program, we are investing locally to drive positive, sustainable outcomes for the communities that surround our assets.”
Funding offered through the Community Care Grants Program is in addition to NSW Ports’ existing long-standing community partnerships and sponsorships program.
“We look forward to championing more projects and continuing to work with partners in our community to foster community well-being, enhance education opportunities and deliver important environmental outcomes,” Marika concluded.
Local charities and changemakers are encouraged to visit www.nswports.com.au/grants and lodge an Expressions of Interest by 5pm on 14 May 2021.
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