BMD Engineering Company, Founded in Manly, Launches the 2023 Community Assistance Program

A company that started in the study of a house in Manly four decades ago and now employs over 1,700 people has committed to give back by allocating $100,000 in grants and scholarships to local organisations through its Community Assistance Program.

When Mick and Denise Power started BMD on the back of some relatively low value civil engineering tenders in 1979, they could not have imagined that it would become the billion-dollar monolith it has turned into.

Now the organisation is giving back by opening grants and one-off sponsorships for community groups, sporting clubs, schools, social enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and Public Benevolent Institutions through its 2023 Community Assistance Program. 

Initially established to help local communities recover post-COVID-19, the assistance program was able to support 36 grassroots and groups across the country and BDM provided cumulative assistance of $160,000 to several initiatives hatched in South East Queensland. 

The 2023 program will continue BMD’s commitment to boosting and strengthening local communities. 

Funding of $5,000 per beneficiary will be provided in two application periods from 10 January to 31 March 2023 for the first batch and 10 June to 31 August 2023 for the second batch of beneficiaries.

“BMD is renowned for its relationship-based and collaborative approach to business, which means putting our people, partners and importantly, the community, first,” BMD CEO Scott Power said.

“We’re proud to be able to give back to local communities in south-east Queensland through funding events, activities or projects that enhance sports and recreation, arts and culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, health and wellbeing, the environment, education and community.

“It is these key areas that help to build social capacity and community resilience, and we look forward to supporting incredible initiatives that promote these areas in 2023 — contributing to our annual investment of more than $1 million in community partners across Australia.”

To learn more or apply for the BMD Community Assistance Program, visit this official site.