Starting this year, Steamships is inviting formal applications for funding support under its Community Grants Program. Funding under the program would be allocated to those organisations or programs which can demonstrate the greatest positive impact through the results attained in the areas of health, education and social welfare.
“We have donated more than K10 million over the past five years in our ‘Community Engagement’ efforts, and there’s no doubt that we’ve seen a lot of wonderful work done by those we have supported,” Mr Langslow said. “We hope our new approach will help Steamships make more informed funding decisions, and to target support to the most deserving schemes which will generate the greatest beneficial impact in the areas targeted. We want to operate in a way that produces the most meaningful and measurable results possible.
“We’re proud of our long history in PNG, and the very real engagement with PNG communities over that time,” he said. “It’s not many companies that can say they’re about to turn 100, and we’re looking to be around a lot longer than that! Initiatives such as the community grants program are core to what we do.” The application period for funding started on February 10 and will close on March 10. For more information on how to apply for funding visit www.steamships.com.pg