Local organisations delivering sustainable outcomes for the thriving 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. Port of Newcastle supports 9,000 jobs across NSW, contributes about 9% of the Hunter’s gross regional product, and is a port of choice for wind farm developments across NSW,” said Ms Kiely.   

“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 at portofnewcastle.com.au/sponsorship by Wednesday 7 July.   

Media enquiries: Emily Gallagher, Communications Adviser, Media Line: +61 2 4908 8214, M +61 4 38 400 104, emily.gallagher@portofnewcastle.com.au 

Port of Newcastle 
Port of Newcastle is Australia’s deepwater global gateway, the largest on the nation’s East Coast. Port of Newcastle is more than a port. It exists to build Australia’s prosperity with responsible, integrated and innovative supply chain solutions. With trade worth about $26 billion to the national economy each year, Port of Newcastle enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets. The port currently handles 4,400 ship movements and 164 million tonnes of cargo annually. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future. 

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