Submissions for the 2018 Community Benefit Fund closed on 1st June. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submissions within five weeks of the close-off date.

Gold Coast Airport understands the integral role that the community plays in our ongoing success. We strive to be recognised as a key contributor to the community through ongoing employee services, community consultation, and philanthropic support.

The Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund is aimed at supporting community groups through one-off requests to assist in the following areas:

Health and Wellbeing

Initiatives that improve the overall health and wellbeing of members of our local communities, including sporting bodies and projects related to supporting mental or physical health.


Initiatives that increase the safety and security of our local communities, such as projects related to emergency response, crime prevention, natural disaster prevention, accident prevention and road safety.


Initiatives aimed at increasing the education of our local communities in areas such as literacy and numeracy, life education, apprenticeships and traineeships. (Schools and tertiary education providers may apply).


Initiatives that promote environmental enhancement in our local communities and in particular initiatives that are focused on improving the biodiversity of natural habitats, community conservation and environmental education (e.g. land rehabilitation and revegetation programs.

Arts and Culture

Initiatives that encourage creativity amongst the local community in the musical, artistic or performing arts space.

Other community benefit initiatives

Initiatives from community groups that encourage and positively contribute to the community, but may not necessarily fit into one of the above categories.

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The successful recipients of the 2017 Community Benefit Fund include:

  • Agape Outreach
  • Australian Air Force Cadets
  • BeachCare
  • Coastal Dance
  • Currumbin Alley Boardriders
  • Currumbin Tennis Club
  • Elanora State School
  • Gold Coast Show
  • Gold Coast Youth Services
  • GRT Foundation Limited
  • Helensvale Hogs Rugby Union Club
  • Ingleside State School Tallebudgera Valley
  • Mudgeeraba Neighbourhood Watch
  • North Kirra Surf Club
  • Ormeau Shearers JRLFC
  • Oxenford Men’s Shed
  • OzHarvest
  • Palm Beach Currumbin
  • Robina State High School
  • Sailability Gold Coast
  • Shaping Outcomes
  • South Tweed Heads Colt Junior
  • Southport Labrador Cricket Club
  • St Andrews Lutheran College
  • Story Dogs
  • Surfers Paradise Cricket Club
  • The Sanctuary ‘Women’s and Children’s Refuge’
  • Tugun Surf Life Saving Club


The Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund will give preference to applications for projects that:

  • have submitted an eligible and fully completed Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund application form, via the online application process;
  • produce positive social outcomes within at least one of the nominated funding categories within the local community;
  • are well defined and include a clear community need, objective, budget, project outcome and evaluation proposal (evaluation to be submitted within 5 weeks post the event/initiative);
  • meet the eligibility criteria as specified in the Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund guidelines.


Submissions have now closed for the 2017 Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund. If you have any queries please contact