Not-for-Profit Partnership Program

About the program

The creation of meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships within our community is an important commitment for Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA).

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) Partnership Program enables MWPA to establish 3-year partnerships with carefully selected not-for-profit organisations in the region who are deemed to align with MWPA’s organisational values.

This program would ensure surety for a 3-year term and enable a strong relationship to be built between MWPA and the successful organisations.

The total NFP Partnership Program is valued at $22,400. This includes a series of agreed upon items that the organisation and MWPA will each receive throughout the duration of the partnership. This includes:

Period

NFP to receive

MWPA to receive

Year one
  • $10,000 in funding.
  • 2x organic posts on MWPA social media.
  • 16 hours of general maintenance support (i.e. painting, carpentry).
  • 16 hours of administration support (i.e. event planning, graphic design).
  • Opportunity to have a stall at Port open days or cruise ship visits.
  • 1x joint media release to announce partnership.
  • Opportunity to present updates or information to organisation or committee.
  • Opportunity to place banner/ signage at organisation offices, headquarters and/or hosted events.
  • Opportunity to place material in organisational newsletter, club meetings etc.

First year total value (including in kind): $13,000 

Year two
  •   $5,000 in funding.
  •   2x shares on MWPA social media.
  •   8 hours of general maintenance support (i.e. painting, carpentry).
  •   8 hours of administration support (i.e. event planning, graphic design).
  •   Opportunity to have a stall at Port open days or cruise ship visits.
  • 2x social media post promoting MWPA support.
  • Opportunity for MWPA staff involvement at 1x NFP event, volunteering opportunity or function.
  • Opportunity to place material in organisational newsletter, club meetings etc.

First year total value (including in kind): $6,500 

Year three
  • $2,500 in funding.
  • 1x shares on MWPA social media.
  • 8 hours of administration support (i.e. event planning, graphic design).
  • 2x social media post promoting MWPA support.
  • One x joint media release to conclude partnership. 
  • 1x social media post acknowledging end of partnership.

Third year total value (including in kind): $2,900 

Program details 

The Mid West Ports Authority NFP Partnership Program opens for applications on 10 November and closes 9am on 24 December each year.

Applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application by 31 January. MWPA receives many NFP applications each year and unfortunately cannot support every submission.

Successful applications will be selected from those submissions the MWPA NFP criteria detailed below and which offer the opportunity for MWPA to contribute to the community in which we live and work.

If you would like to be considered for the Mid West Ports Authority NFP Partnership Program, please tell us about your organisation by completing the application form below.

To allow MWPA to fairly assess each application, the following guidelines have been provided to gauge if your submission fits within our partnership criteria.

Eligibility 

MWPA will accept NFP Partnership applications from Not-for-profit organisations aligned with MWPA in the following categories:

  • Environmental improvement or protection;
  • Initiatives engaging the community in maritime based education or activities;
  • Community welfare programs;
  • Youth education or leadership aimed at giving young people opportunities for self-development and community outreach; or
  • Organisations supporting and creating opportunity for indigenous peoples.

Application criteria 

Applicants must meet all the following criteria in order to be considered:

  • Be deemed an associated organisation of MWPA by the NFP Partnership Program Committee;
  • No material conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts of interest with MWPA;
  • Have all applicable insurances and certificates of currency of insurance;
  • Be connected to the region in which MWPA operates;
  • Link to MWPAs values of accountability, caring, courage, collaboration and integrity;
  • Allow MWPA to promote NFP Program recipients on our website, in the media and on social media; and
  • Agree to your records being kept as part of our record keeping and reporting obligations.

Applications supporting the additional criterion below will be favourable during the selection process:

  • The organisation has the ability to meet the agreed upon items that both MWPA and the organisation will receive as part of the 3-year term.

Applications WILL NOT be granted to the following:

  • Political parties/activities or religious organisations;
  • Activities intended to provide the sponsored party with private profit or gain;
  • Proposals involving products, brands or companies that conflict with the strategic direction, values or behaviours of MWPA;
  • Organisations that promote or encourage gambling, drinking, smoking or any substance abuse;
  • Organisations that may present a reputational risk for MWPA;
  • Applications that do not meet all application requirements; or
  • Applications received after the program closing date.

Confidentiality 

MWPA will take all reasonable actions to respect and protect the confidentiality of information provided by applicants for the NFP Partnership Program, especially in cases where the application has been unsuccessful.

MWPA reserves the right to retain and use the information provided by the application for record keeping and reporting obligations.

By submitting the NFP Partnership application form, an applicant also agrees to its information being used and disclosed for the purposes of assessing its application and if successful, for the purpose of awarding a grant and relevant promotional activities.

Terms and conditions 

Before submitting your application, please read the Mid West Ports Authority NFP Partnership Program Terms and Conditions available here: Terms and Conditions

How to apply

Applications should submit their application through the online form provided below:

Note: This application form cannot be saved. MWPA recommends saving all submissions in a word document prior to submitting. 

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