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Community Investment

Fremantle Ports supports a wide range of organisations and initiatives in our catchment communities of Fremantle, Cockburn, Kwinana and Rockingham through our Community Investment Program.

Fremantle Ports has been part of the community for over 120 years and in that time, has built a reputation for being a trusted partner. We can’t be a successful port without the support of the community. That support comes from working with the community in areas where it matters most.

Maximising social outcomes is acknowledged in our corporate values and our business principles commit to building the capacity of our local catchment communities. Fremantle Ports operates in Fremantle, of course, but also has Outer Harbour operations in Cockburn Sound. The local communities in these geographic areas are a particular focus for Fremantle Ports.

This information is to help you understand what types of initiatives we support and why. We urge you to think broadly, rather than narrowly, about how Fremantle Ports might support you and why it should support you.

Our Community Investment Program has four focus areas:

Our Values:

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence

What are important to Fremantle Ports are Our People, Customers, Environment, Community and Success.‚Äč

Sponsorship Criteria

We look for projects, activities and initiatives that:

  • support our catchment communities of Fremantle, Cockburn, Kwinana and Rockingham and surrounding areas
  • are aligned with Fremantle Ports’ Values and our four key areas of focus
  • identify needs of our catchment communities, make a real difference, contribute positively and reflect community priorities
  • create opportunities for promotion, communication and interaction
  • involve Fremantle Port, Victoria Quay or Fremantle Ports employees in a positive way.

 We also provide in-kind support and welcome applications on this level.

 What we cannot support:

  • personal assistance requests
  • activities that do not align with our Values
  • activities that cannot demonstrate a clear connection to Fremantle Ports or its local communities
  • travel and accommodation costs
  • wages.

All applications must be submitted online and contain the following information:

  • Include a clear and concise description of the sponsorship, activity or initiative.
  • Give full details of the request and its aims, objectives and expected outcomes.
  • Detail how the request aligns with Fremantle Ports’ Values.
  • Address each criterion.
  • Attach a brief marketing and promotional plan that sets out how you would acknowledge Fremantle Ports’ involvement.
  • Detail your target audience and how your initiative supports and makes a difference to the community.

Your obligations:

We see our community investments as a partnership. Should your application be successful, Fremantle Ports will work with you to ensure you can meet your obligations under the agreement. Organisations that are unable to meet their obligations under a community investment sponsorship may not be successful with future applications. We can provide advice and assistance to you on this and encourage you to contact us to discuss your application.

Funding rounds and response time:

Fremantle Ports' Community Investment Committee receives a large number of requests. Applications are considered four times a year (April, July, October and January). Therefore, applications must be received by the following dates to be eligible for consideration:

Funding round 1: closing date 31 March

Funding round 2: closing date 30 June

Funding round 3: closing date 30 September

Funding round 4: closing date 31 December

Note for applicants: please be aware that the application portal is time sensitive.  We recommend that you gather all information prior to commencing the application form and submitting it in one go to avoid any technical or time-out errors. Also, please note that our online form has maximum character limits for certain fields (see form below for details).

Community investment acquittal form:

Fremantle Ports requires an acquittal and evaluation report detailing the reach and outcomes of each community investment. The report will help us understand how effective this community investment has been for us and for your organisation. We request the acquittal form be completed within 30 days following the completion of your program or project.

An example acquittal form is available below.

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