Brisbane,
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2020
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Brisbane Airport gives back to the community in time of need 

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Thursday 7 May 2020: Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has distributed more than $15,000 in grants to more than 15 charitable organisations as part of its philanthropic Community Giving Fund March round. 

BAC acknowledges in the current environment; it is now more important than ever to support organisations doing exceptional work in our community. 

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 making our city and state a better place. 

As a proud local company that strongly believes in supporting the community it operates within, BAC through its Philanthropic and Partnerships Program, distributes more than one million dollars to local community groups, sporting organisations, schools, charities, and the not-for-profit arts sector each year. 

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

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

Ecumenical Coffee Brigade: The Ecumenical Coffee Brigade a not for profit organisation providing meals to Brisbane's homeless and disadvantaged via delivery of sandwiches, fruit, coffee, tea, soup and biscuits from a mobile van serving more than 36,500 meals each year. This grant will be used to purchase 1000 soup mix packets to be used during the winter. 

Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC): DVAC is actively involved in supporting women, young people and children who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic and family violence. DVAC will be using this grant to provide clients in rural areas with items such as prepaid mobile phones and prepaid Visa card and will assist up to six families living in crisis situations. 

Meals on Wheels Pine Rivers & District Inc: Meals on Wheels Pine Rivers does approximately 10 food runs a day up to 165km round trip to deliver meals to people in rural areas in and around Samford and Dayboro region. This grant will be used to purchase 10 new eskies.  

Wesley Mission Queensland: Stellar Arts is an arts therapy program offering creative workshops in singing, drumming, visual art, and drama classes to people living with disability. Currently, Stellar Arts has 60 participants across two locations, Rocklea and Albany Creek in Brisbane. To meet community demand, Wesley Mission Queensland aims to expand the program to more than 100 people. This grant will be used to purchase 20 ukuleles for the arts therapy program. 

Other recipients include: 

  • Ashgrove West Preschool 
  • Bulimba State School P&C Association 
  • Holland Park State School 
  • Kombi Clinic Limited 
  • Manly State School P&C Association 
  • Meals on Wheels Pine Rivers & District Inc 
  • Micah Projects Ltd. 
  • Nundah & Districts Historical Society Inc 
  • Parkinsons Queensland 
  • The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland  
  • Holy Cross Catholic School P&C Association 
  • Pets in the Park Caboolture 
  • Queensland Ornithological Society Inc