As a not-for-profit community organisation, all monies earned by Brothers go straight back into benefitting the local community. Last year Brothers donated more than $600,000 in cash and in kind donations and provided various degrees of support to more than 150 different organisations.
We are continually looking for new ways to add value to our community. As Cairns is geographically isolated from Queensland's capital, (and therefore also the concentration of government funding,) many local charities, schools and sporting groups rely heavily on the backing from Cairns businesses and other organisations. We make financial contributions, by giving money in response to special appeals, we support national community service events and we contribute to the fundraising efforts of our local schools. We have a range of resources that can be given in kind, including the use of our function and meeting rooms. We also encourage our people to donate their time to help local communities by providing specialist skills, management advice and assistance with events and programs.
In selecting its community partners Brothers Leagues Club looks for groups that have a positive impact on issues that affect the local area. We love to support the welfare of the youth, the health of the local population and in particular helping promote and develop local sporting groups who encourage a healthier lifestyle for all demographics within our region.
In addition to the charities and organisations that are assisted by our Clubs, we also have programs and initiatives within the Club, which are non-profit making, and provide a dedicated service to our members and guests such as our Seniors Social group Club Gold, and our Kids Club.
Organisations or charities seeking support are asked to complete a Brothers Leagues Club Sport and Community Sponsorship Application Form.
Once submitted the application is presented at the next monthly Board Meeting (usually the last week of the month) for consideration. If approved by the Board, a letter will be sent detailing the level of support the Club has agreed to.
Since opening in 1974 Brothers Leagues Club has been a potent and powerful force in fundraising for sporting endeavours and the Brothers Community Sports Development Program is at the pinnacle of direct action in assisting the sporting community.