For North Queensland Bulk Ports, sponsorship is about a connection with our stakeholders and the community.

We support many and varied initiatives that benefit the wider community and relate to the following areas of port community interest:

  • community health and well-being
  • environment
  • education and training
  • regional sustainability
  • culture and community

How to apply for sponsorship

EcoPorts grants

EcoPorts provides $10,000 in funding to local schools within our port communities of Mackay, Hay Point, Abbot Point and Weipa.

EcoPorts: Funding grass root environment projects

Schools can apply for individual grants of $1,000, with ten $1,000 grants awarded to schools to fund grassroots environmental projects. These projects encourage student involvement in sustainability projects and promote long-term benefits for their community.

Sponsored events and major partnerships

We’re proud North Queenslanders sponsoring regional events such as the Mackay Marina Run, one of the region’s premier sporting events.

Fellow northerners, the North Queensland Cowboys, recently joined in partnership with us to bring the club’s acclaimed community development program to the port communities of Hay Point (Sarina), Mackay, Abbot Point (Bowen) and Weipa

Slade Point Water Tower mural project
Supporting Holy Spirit College Students

Bulk Ports Blitzes with the Cowboys

Each year, the Cowboys stage four ‘Bulk Ports Blitzes’: a two-day, action-packed community program, across our port communities.

These include a Cowboys hosted training session, giving local students the opportunity to hone their skills with the North’s premier rugby league team. As well as skills on the field, the students learn first-hand how success in any endeavour is built on commitment and making the right choices off the field. On day two, the Cowboys visit up to five schools, delivering their program. Tailored to each school’s needs, this program uses the personality power of the players to encourage kids to make the right choices for success. Learn more about the partnership.