One of Weipa’s premier community events will be boosted through North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation’s 2023-24 community fund.
The 2024 Weipa Running Festival, along with eight other community fund recipients will share $60,000 in funding, with each initiative expected to deliver tangible benefits and promote goodwill across NQBP’s port communities.
Over 50 applications were received in the second year of the community fund from a large range of community groups across all NQBP’s four port communities.
The NQBP team worked carefully to evaluate each application, with each of the successful applicants demonstrating an ability to make a real difference in their respective communities.
All the initiatives supported have a strong alignment with NQBP’s values of excellence, unity, respect, and integrity.
Selected initiatives also promote the principles of diversity and inclusion, and recognition of First Nations Peoples.
Weipa Running Festival’s Rose Robbins said NQBP’s sponsorship would enable the event to go from strength to strength.
“We’ve been able to purchase and upgrade integral equipment to ensure a professional and affordable event for our participants,” she said.
“It’s always fantastic to see the NQBP staff that participate in the event, and it’s great working with a company whose values align with ours.”
The NQBP Community Fund is an annual sponsorship program open to non-profit groups and organisations, and registered charities.
NQBP is a Queensland Government-owned corporation responsible for the ports of Hay Point, Mackay, Abbot Point, and Weipa.
The NQBP Community Fund will be reopened next year.