Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) – Community Support Initiative (CSI)

Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) – Community Support Initiative (CSI)

Grants - Open grants, WA Grants


This program seeks to support local communities in which it has port operations. It also supports employee participation in initiatives and pursuits that enhance both community and employee wellbeing.

There are no set minimum and maximum funding limits.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
– Not-for-profit organisations
– Sporting clubs and organisations
– Incorporated community organisations
– Not-for-profit educational institutions (e.g. universities, schools and colleges)
– Local government authorities
– Individuals that are involved in at least one of the activities specified in the guidelines
– PPA employees

Employees can seek funding through this program for charitable causes they support, and/or recreational, charitable or sporting activities they wish to partake in.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities must be at least in one of the following areas:
– Marine based activities, infrastructure or educational programs.
– Projects that seek to protect, enhance and manage the local environment.
– Educational based projects for local students.
– Community events that encourage the involvement of the port’s local community.
– Projects and events that respect the traditional owners of the land, value cultural heritage and increase community focus within the Indigenous community.
– Projects that assist the local community in the development of infrastructure and improvement of resources.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria for internal applications include:
– The applicant must be a full-time PPA employee.
– The sponsorship activity must be consistent with PPA’s Community Support Policy and Guidelines and Code of Ethics and Conduct.
– The proposed sponsorship event or activity is consistent with activities as specified in the Guidelines.
– The applicant must be taking part in a group event or activity involving other PPA employees.
– The applicant has shown that PPA is not the only source of funding being sought for event/activity.
– Applicants may be requested to provide a brief report within one month of participation, to be used for promotional purposes (e.g. newsletter, intranet).


The following are ineligible for funding:
– Commercial businesses
– Political organisations
– Religious organisations or groups
– Operating costs such as administrative costs, wages/salaries
– Professional fees
– Commercial documentation such as:
a) Feasibility studies
b) Business plans
c) Marketing and advertising plans
d) Cost-benefit analysis or economic studies

This grant is on-going.