Corporate Giving Committee
The team at Northern Territory Airports are regular and enthusiastic supporters of charity and not-for-profit groups in the Territory.
The Corporate Giving Committee (CGC), comprised of volunteer staff members from our three airports, was setup to distribute funds dedicated to supporting the disadvantaged in our community. These funds are provided to the Committee by Northern Territory Airports and topped up through fundraising initiatives.
One of the most prominent fundraisers is the Annual Darwin Airport Charity Golf Day which is held every year in August. Airport staff and stakeholders dress up in silly costumes, play a bit of golf and raise money for great causes.
Applying for funds from the Corporate Giving Committee
The committee offers cash grants of up to $2,500 in support of projects that benefit our community. We welcome applications from groups and individuals working in a variety of areas:
We assess applications on a monthly basis using our sponsorship criteria.
- Local: the sponsorship must benefit Territorians, preferably in the Top End.
- Tangible: our sponsorship must be used for a specific project, product or sponsorship package. We need to be able to see where the money is being spent, and its benefits to the community.
- Not reliant on our continuing support: in order to ensure the CGC is able to support a wide range of community projects, we ask that beneficiaries demonstrate that their work is able to continue without ongoing donations.
Corporate Giving in Action
Below are some of the Committee’s recent beneficiaries.
|RSPCA Pet Enrichment Area|
DIA donated funds to the RSPCA to help upgrade their Pet Enrichment Area. The funds were used towards the installation of new and upgraded fencing and new shade cloth.
Staff and volunteers will now be able to conduct one on one sessions involving training and exercise for the animals in their care.
CGC members attended the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony and as soon as the gates opened the furry friends in attendance ran around the whole area in absolute joy!
|Casuarina Storm Swimming Club|
The funds donated by DIA allowed the youth swimmers from Casuarina Storm Swimming club to travel to South Australia for the State Age Championships.
Casuarina Storm Swimming Club has now been awarded with the following titles:
9 year old age group champion relay team pictured.
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts
Young performers from Corrugated Iron were sent to the Catapult Youth Circus Festival in Bathurst with assistance from DIA.
This workshop enabled them to try new skills, demonstrate leadership skills and teach their peers some of their own developed techniques. They particularly enjoyed being able to rub shoulders with circus royalty CIRCA!
Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory Inc (DSANT)
DIA supported the implementation of Project 21 – a new approach to education, work and social skills development for young people who have Down Syndrome. The funds provided helped to support Social 21, an integral part of Project 21. Social 21 allows students gather in the evenings to hang out together, develop relationships, learn about growing with a disability, cook snacks, play music and enjoy computer activities.
|Knockabout Chefs received $2,000 towards the catering for the Tracks Dance Company’s event, Eight to Eighty.The ‘Knockabout Chefs Dare to Dream’ project, run out of St Vincent de Paul’s kitchen in Coconut Grove in collaboration with Charles Darwin University, delivers flexible kitchen training and mentoring support to around 30 long-term unemployed and homeless people. The aim of the project is to provide meaningful employment opportunities to homeless and at risk people in order to assist them to break the cycle.|
|Ankitha Hakeem received $1,000 to attend the National Science Summer School for the London International Youth Science Forum. She was one of ten students from Australia and the only NT student selected.|
NT Radiation Oncology (part of the Alan Walker Care Centre)
The centre is named in memory of Dr Alan Walker (1931-2007), a Northern Territory paediatrician credited with improving Aboriginal infant mortality and child health outcomes.
To assist the centre in transporting patients to and from the Centre, the Corporate Giving Committee, with assistance from Darwin Mitsubishi, arranged for the donation of a vehicle. Darwin Mitsubishi also kindly committed to free servicing of the vehicle for the duration of its service with the Centre.
For more information visit http://www.ntro.com.au/
Wongabilla Equestrian Centre
During 2010, the Corporate Giving Committee provided the Centre with a new horse float to transport the horses around Darwin.
Other recent recipients of donations include:
• Guide Dogs Northern Territory