Community groups benefit in Brisbane Airport Giving Fund

Oct 2017 Community Giving Fund recipients

Twenty local community and charitable groups have shared in more than $20,000 in grants from Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) twice yearly Community Giving Fund. The donations were presented to each organisation at a series of special morning tea ceremonies recently.

Grant recipients from this round of giving include:

  • Boondall Community Kindergarten C & K
  • Brisbane Men’s Softball
  • Bulimba Senior’s and Community Centre
  • Burpengary State Secondary College
  • Conservation Volunteers Australia
  • Cup Aspley Ltd trading as Cup From Above
  • Energy Skills Queensland
  • Jindalee Districts Australian Football Club
  • Kurbingui Youth Development Ltd
  • Making a Difference - Brisbane
  • Multicultural Development Australia
  • National Parks Association of Queensland Inc
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Ration Shed Museum - Reconciliation Fun Run
  • Seven Hills State School Parents and Citizens
  • The Pyjama Foundation
  • The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge
  • Wondall Heights State School
  • Woodturners Society of Queensland Inc
  •  Zonta Club of Caboolture

The Giving Globes are located throughout the terminals at Brisbane Airport collecting foreign and domestic currency donations from travellers. With the help of partner Travelex, all funds are donated to a charitable cause or organisation. Last year $40,000 was raised through public donations into the globes.As part of the Community Giving Fund, Burnie Brae, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a wide range of centre-based active social, leisure and health activities, was named as this year’s recipient of the Brisbane Airport Giving Globes program.

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

About Burnie Brae: Burnie Brae is a not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of centre-based active social, leisure and health activities. In a response to a community need, Burnie Brae launched Project Pantry back in 2008. The services that began as a monthly Saturday Market Day, providing staple foods and personal care products to pensioners in the local community has since expanded its scope to include emergency food relief to families and individuals experiences financial hardship. While the main purpose of Project Pantry has been to provide pensioners with direct access to low cost nutritional foods, the Market Day concept helps to overcome barriers that some consumers may feel about accepting ‘charity’. The program offers more than food – clients have a place to meet, connect with others and socialise over a complimentary tea or coffee and the Burnie Brae staff are always on hand to assist with any other needs