Airport lends helping hand to community groups

May 18, 2018

Townsville Airport is calling on local community groups to apply for funding under its third annual Community Benefit Fund.

The initiative supports organisations in the areas of health and wellbeing, safety, education, environment and arts and culture.

The Community Benefit Fund is run by Townsville Airport’s parent company, Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), which has provided more than $100,000 in funding since the fund’s inception.

Townsville Airport Chief Operating Officer Kevin Gill said the Community Benefit Fund supported the airport’s corporate sponsorship program by offering funding opportunities to smaller, community groups.

“In the past we’ve supported organisations like sporting clubs, schools and community groups, helping them to deliver projects including community events, indigenous support programs, or purchasing first aid equipment,” he said.

“Often it can be difficult for volunteer-run organisations to compete for the corporate sponsorship dollar, so the great thing about the Community Benefit Fund is that it is focused on assisting those grassroots initiatives.”

To receive a $1,000 grant, groups need to demonstrate their ability to deliver positive outcomes in at least one of the nominated funding categories.

Applications for this year’s Townsville Airport Community Benefit Fund are open from 8 May – 1 June 2018.

For more information and to apply, visit

QAL also runs the Community Benefit Fund at its airports in Gold Coast, Mount Isa and Longreach.