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Corporate Giving Committee members

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

Requests for support need to be made in writing by filling out the application form. Each application is assessed using the sponsorship criteria, with a general consensus from committee members required for approval. Sponsorship criteria is as follows:

  1. Local. The sponsorship must benefit territorians and/or the local community.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
     

Sponsorship Categories

The CGC aims to support groups and individuals working in a variety of areas:

  • Youth
  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Sport
  • Disadvantaged

If you wish to apply for funds through the Corporate Giving Committee, download the application form and email to corporategivingcommittee@ntairports.com.au


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!

RSPCA Pet Enrichment Area

 

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:
2014 NT Open and Age Champion 
9 & Under McDonalds Champion Swimming Club

9 year old age group champion relay team pictured.

9 year old age group champion relay team Casuarina Storm Swimming Club

 

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!
When the group got back to Darwin they appeared at the Seabreeze Festival where they ran workshops and performed throughout the day.

Corrugated Iron Youth Arts 1Corrugated Iron Youth Arts2

 

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.


DIA helped to furnish the kitchen with quality white goods and technology based items.

Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory Inc

 

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.

Knockabout Chefs catering Tracks' event, Eight to Eighty

 

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.

Ankitha Hakeem

 

NT Radiation Oncology (part of the Alan Walker Care Centre)
Up until 2009, residents of the Top End who required treatment for Cancer were required to travel interstate to receive treatment. In January 2010, Northern Territory Radiation Oncology (NTRO), part of the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre, officially opened to provide the people of the “Top End” with access to professional, high quality cancer treatment without the need to travel interstate.

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/

Darwin Airport donation to Alan Walker Care Centre

 

Wongabilla Equestrian Centre
The Wongabilla Equestrian Centre (WEC) based in Darwin provides a number of youth programs to a variety of community organizations. WEC is part of the Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) and relies heavily on sponsorship and fundraising to provide equestrian activities to under-privileged children.

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

• The Darwin Toy Library
• CanTeen
• Henbury School
• Menzies Research Centre

Corporate Giving Committee & Guide Dogs NT

 

 


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