Port of Newcastle community funding on offer

HELPING HAND: Port of Newcastle and Variety representatives.

HELPING HAND: Port of Newcastle and Variety representatives.

Port of Newcastle is inviting community groups to apply for funding through its Community Partnerships Program.

The Port’s Community Partnerships Program has supported a range of community projects, from helping feed homeless and disadvantaged people, to assisting surf lifesaving clubs provide first aid training and programs for children with autism.

The Port aims to assist groups or organisations looking for a helping hand with their community project or event.

Since it commenced operation in mid 2014, Port of Newcastle has provided more than $580,000 to educational, environmental, welfare, arts and cultural projects.

Port of Newcastle’s chief executive officer Geoff Crowe said it was committed to supporting projects that invest in the region’s future and make a difference to the lives of people in the community.

For more information: www.portofnewcastle.com.au or Sarah Kiely on 4908 8220.