About the program
Cruise Whitsundays is committed to ‘giving back’ and supporting the community it works within. As such, a comprehensive and generous community sponsorship program is undertaken throughout the year to support activities which have both a community and commercial aspect.
This program allows small groups and events in our region to flourish, and helps create the social fabric of our community. We provide both cash and in-kind sponsorships which we approve following a formal application process.
Overall, our Community Support program is significant and provides real benefit to our local community by assisting so many community groups, charities and events to operate successfully for the benefit of so many different local residents.
Major Event sponsorship
Our cash sponsorship budget is prioritised specifically to support events that attract visitors/participants from outside of the region because these events have proven to bring real economic benefit to the whole town.
- Airlie Beach Running Festival
- Airlie Beach Fight Night
- Paul Bowman Junior Rugby Challenge
- Airlie Beach Music Festival
- Whitsunday Triathlon Club/Hamilton Island/Cruise Whitsundays partnership to sponsor three triathlons, Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim.
In-kind community support
Our in-kind community support program offers donation of prize vouchers for our tours that can be used by community groups for fundraising raffles, auctions and events. We also provide extensive support to the Make a Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation to help them grant wishes for sick children.
Download the application form
If your charity, event, fundraiser or community group would like to apply to Cruise Whitsundays for support, please download the application form, read it thoroughly, complete it and submit as detailed within the form.
Eco Barge Clean Seas
Cruise Whitsundays is a proud partner of Eco Barge Clean Seas, a local not for profit environmental organisation that was established in the Whitsundays region to protect our precious marine life and aquatic environment.
Read more here.
How we care
The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef truly are one of the natural wonders of the world. We're working to ensure something so special should be conserved for future generations to enjoy.