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2014
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Australia/Brisbane

BAC distributes $20,000 in grants to community groups

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has presented $20,000 worth of grants from its Community Giving Fund to more than 45 local community groups and organisations at a special function this morning.Recipients included:

Rachel Crowley, Head of Corporate Relations BAC, said the Giving Fund would make it easier for groups to apply for assistance.“Every year we’ve provided financial assistance to hundreds of individuals and groups but we realised that there were many who were not aware of how to approach us for help,” she said.“This new Giving Fund, which will accept submissions and make grants twice a year, will be a far more effective way for BAC to contribute to our local community.

“It’s all about finding great projects to support - big and small - with grants ranging from $250 to $4000. If a project or organisation helps the local community in some way, we want to get behind it,” said Ms Crowley.

Twice a year BAC will call for applications for grants for community projects that provide health and wellbeing, safety, sport, education, environment or other community benefit initiatives.

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

Other recipients of BAC’s Community Giving Fund grants included:

BestLife Inc

Gumdale State School Parents and Citizens Association

Thomson Media

Melanoma Patients Australia

GIVIT Listed Ltd

Returned & Services League of Australia (Qld Branch) Banyo Sub-Branch Inc.

Sandgate & District (St. Margaret's) Home Assist Secure

Connect 2 Group

Holy Spirit School

Outback Barbarians Rugby Team

Jimboomba Cricket Association Inc.

Coomera Crushers Junior Rugby Union

Guide Dogs Queensland

Virginia State School P&C Association

Nundah Activity Centre

St Agnes Primary School

NAQ Nutrition

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

BallyCara

Karuna Hospice Services

R.O.P.E. Association Inc

Creative Broadcasters Ltd T/A 4ZZZ

About Brisbane Airport Corporation: BAC is the operator of Brisbane Airport (BNE), the premier gateway to Queensland and the third largest airport in Australia by passenger numbers.It is a proud, private, non-listed Queensland company, helping employ thousands of Queenslanders and creating economic opportunities for the state and city of Brisbane.Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, BNE has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 42 national and 28 international destinations, more than 21.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in FY13.BNE is consistently recognised as a leading airport nationally and internationally including being rated as Australia’s No. 1 airport for quality of service 10 years in a row in an ACCC survey, and 3rd in the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards for Best Airport in Australia/Pacific, Best Airport in the World (20-30 million passengers) and Best Airport Staff in Australia/Pacific categories. BAC contributes more than $1.2 million in sponsorship and philanthropic donations each year in support of over 100 local initiatives and charities.