Brisbane,
27
October
2017
|
06:25
Europe/Amsterdam

Local charities benefit in the Brisbane Airport Community Giving fund

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has this morning distributed more than $20,000 in grants to over 20 charitable organisations as part of its philanthropic Community Giving Fund.

Twice a year BAC calls for applications for grants for projects that provide health and wellbeing, safety, sport, education and environment programs, or other community benefits and initiatives.

Since the launch of its Community Giving Fund in 2015, BAC has donated nearly $300,000 to help smaller charities continue the fantastic work they do within the community.

In addition to philanthropic donations, BAC distributes more than $1 million in sponsorship support to a wide range of community-focused corporations each year.

BAC’s major charitable partnerships include The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Crime Stoppers, RACQ Life Flight and Surf Life Saving Queensland.

Sponsorship for the arts, culture and professional sporting teams is also a passion of BAC’s with the Corporation throwing its support behind Brisbane Roar W-League Football Club, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane Writers Festival, Camerata of St John’s, Museum of Brisbane and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, to name but a few.

Recipients of donations from BAC’s latest round of Community Giving include:

  • Friends of Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail passes through land that is of significant importance to many local Indigenous families. The Friends of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail will use this grant to install interpretation plaques beneath the current former railways tops along this popular recreational trail. This will give identity to these areas and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land through which the trail passes
  • Women's Legal Service support. For many of the Women’s Legal Service support clients home is not a place of comfort but a place of fear and violence. Women’s Legal Service help mums and their children find a safe future by providing practical legal tools to women escaping domestic violence. Each year they help more than 11,500 women and over 17,000 children. This grant will be used to provide emergency food and supplies to women and children leaving domestic violence and help them get through those crucial first days until they can link in with support agencies
  • Bayside Adolescent Boarding Incorporated supports young people and families who are experiencing disadvantage and hardship. They will use this grant to provide practical assistance to young people, including purchasing phone credit for a young person who is currently in an unsafe home and may need to contact emergency services, providing Kmart gift cards so they can purchase clothes for a job interview, and helping youth with ongoing illnesses to purchase antibiotics which they are unable to afford.

Other recipients include:

  • Alzheimers Australia (Qld)
  • Forest Lake Men's Shed Inc.
  • North Star Football Association Inc.
  • Vineyard Mercy Centre
  • Open Doors Youth Service
  • Kotobrisbane
  • A Brave Life Ltd
  • Indooroopilly Uniting Church Refugee Support Group
  • The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.) represented by Wesley Mission Queensland
  • Hear And Say - Centre For Deaf Children
  • Miraa House
  • Holland Park & District Meals on Wheels
  • Coorparoo Cricket Club
  • Coorparoo RSL & Community Club
  • St Joachim's School Parents and Friends Association
  • Grow
  • SKATTLE
  • Greenslopes House

For more information about BAC’s Community Giving Fund please click here.