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M.I.N.T one of the recipients of Port Community Fund

Reconciliation, conservation and community health and wellbeing are the presiding themes among the recipients of the Port of Townsville’s second annual $50,000 Community Fund.

Magnetic Island Network for Turtles, received $6,000 to purchase and install new rehabilitation tanks.

Through the Fund, the Port is providing financial backing for 15 community-based initiatives across Townsville, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook and the Burdekin.

Other beneficiaries for 2022 are Townsville State High School receiving $3,250 for its First Nations Arts Project, and Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Association for their work in the local community.

Port of Townsville CEO Ranee Crosby said it was wonderful to see such a sweeping variety of projects underway across the region.

“We received a total of 37 applications to this year’s Community Fund, requesting $200,000 in combined support,” said Ms Crosby.

“It was an incredibly difficult task to narrow down the applications, however we are pleased to ultimately be supporting a broad range of projects that share the Port’s vision to create sustainability in the areas of community, planet, people and prosperity.

Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said Townsville was built on the back of the Port and has always been an important part of the community.

“It’s great to see the Port of Townsville backing so many community projects,” Mr Stewart said.

“Programs like this make a major difference to so many important organisations which are community focused.”

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