WEIPA Community Care and the Weipa Running Festival are among nine community groups to be supported under North Queensland Bulk Ports’ community fund.
The recipients will share $60,000 in funding, with each initiative expected to deliver tangible benefits and promote goodwill across NQBP’s port communities.
NQBP acting chief executive officer Belinda Kenny congratulated the Weipa recipients and said each initiative demonstrated the ability to make a real difference in the community.
“We had a great response to our 2022-23 Community Fund, the inaugural year of the fund, with 56 applications received,” she said.
“We’re proud to support a broad range of initiatives such as Weipa Community Care and the Running Festival.
“All the initiatives supported under the 2022-23 Community Fund have a strong alignment with NQBP’s values of excellence, unity, respect and integrity.”
Weipa Community Care CEO Josephine Tait said NQBP’s sponsorship would assist the volunteer organisation in bringing joy to disadvantaged families and individuals in the Weipa community this Christmas.
“We thank NQBP for supporting us in creating Christmas hampers with non-perishable food items, and thoughtful Christmas presents for those in need in our community this year,” she said
“With the help of NQBP and other local businesses, we will deliver hampers and presents to 37 children and their foster families across Weipa over the coming days.”