Applications open for Your Port, Our Community sponsorships

Applications open for Your Port, Our Community sponsorships

Local organisations delivering sustainable outcomes for the communities surrounding the Port of Newcastle are encouraged to apply for funding through the Port’s annual Your Port, Our Community sponsorship program.

Worth up to $6,000, the sponsorships offer funding to support local organisations, groups and charities delivering initiatives that lead to lasting environmental, educational, and social benefits for the Hunter region.

Port of Newcastle’s Your Port, Our Community sponsorship program adds to the $1 million the Port provides annually through the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund.

The Contribution Fund, administered by the New South Wales Government, supports the development of community infrastructure.

Port of Newcastle Communications and Community Relations Manager, Sarah Kiely said the sponsorship program is part of the Port’s commitment to enhancing social, economic, and environmental outcomes for the Hunter region and NSW.

“We are proud to play a major role in the prosperity of NSW and the Hunter,” Sarah said.

“Port of Newcastle supports 9,000 jobs across NSW, contributes about 9 per cent of the Hunter’s gross regional product, and is a port of choice for wind farm developments across NSW.

“Our Your Port, Our Community sponsorship program adds further value by helping eligible groups to deliver projects that will support the thriving communities surrounding the Port.

“Sustainability is at the core of the Port’s business strategy and culture. As well as embedding sustainability principles across our operations, the Port is focused on diversifying trade and the regional economy, improving the efficiency of existing supply chains, supporting the global transition to renewable energy, and partnering with the community on sustainability initiatives.

“Priority will be given to activities that deliver measurable environmental benefits, support student engagement in STEM-related career pathways, contribute to the sustainability of Aboriginal communities or empower women within the workforce.”

Sponsorship applications can be lodged online via Port of Newcastle’s website by Wednesday 7 July.

IMAGE | Locals bicycling from across Port of Newcastle.

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