Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Soldiers Point Marina is proud to contributed to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our local community, by way of supporting an array of community events and activities including charitable and in-kind contributions.

Real Futures

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With sponsorship of over $100,000 across six years for the Tomaree Peninsula Real Futures Program, Soldiers Point Marina is ensuring that local students are gaining an employment advantage.

The Real Futures Foundation is a non-profit organisation which has an established track record of helping to inspire and motivate students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement and attainment, or choose a positive pathway that enables successful transition to employment, further education or training.

Through innovative and multi-faceted programs provided by the Real Futures Foundation, students aged between 15 and 18 from our local secondary schools, are provided with assistance to help them pursue a productive pathway and set realistic goals to further their education, take advantage of training opportunities and undertake work experience or work placement.

For more information please visit the Real Futures site:

Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for School Leavers

Soldiers Point Marina takes great pleasure in supporting the Real Futures Foundation by was of the Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for school leavers. Applications will be short listed to motivated 15-18-year old’s showing commitment to their career goal. Successful applicants will be eligible for awards of up to $1,000 for much needed financial support.

Soldiers Point Marina is a long-term supporter of the Real Futures Foundation. In addition to our regular contributions to general programs, we offer scholarships to local youth.

Real Futures Foundation together with Soldiers Point Marina announce the launch of the 2020 Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships.

The Soldiers Point Marina – Real Futures Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to assist students with funds to be used to further their education and, or purchase tools of trade for their chosen career path. A total scholarship pool of $3000 is available and this will be shared between applicants based on the merit of applications submitted. Applications close on 30 June 2020.

For all enquiries regarding Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships, please email [email protected]

A Word version of the application form is available on request.

Meet Our Current Sponsored Children

Soldiers Point Marina is proud of our continued community involvement particularly with young people – locally and around the world. We are currently sponsoring four young people from different countries under the PLAN organisation.
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Funding Helps Give a Head Start

Following an impressive two week Work Experience placement with Anthony Lloyd Smash Repairs, Damien Crew is now part of their crew and nearing the end of his first year apprenticeship in Automotive Vehicle Body Repairs. Damian completed Year 10 last year at Tomaree High and started work straight away. He was awarded the Soldiers Point Marina Vocational Award for 2012 following his enthusiasm and participation in many of the Real Futures Programs including Polish, Careers Quest and Impressions 10 whilst also attending the Try-a-trade and Careers Expo excursions. Damian put his much needed funds towards new tools.

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Sponsorship

Soldiers Point Marina was very proud to sponsor a category in The Port Stephens Community Arts Centre, Port Stephens Art Prize. The winner of the $1500 prize in the Marina sponsored category “Marine Theme” was Newcastle based artist Gwendolin Lewis with her oil painting “Tugs on
Newcastle Harbour”.

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Mayor of Port Stephens, Cr Bob Westbury, Emily and Marina Manager Darrell Barnett at the official cheque presentation ceremony.

Supporting Local Youth Mayoral Scholarships

Soldiers Point Marina was proud to support the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships, by providing a scholarship to the value of $2500 for one year to a student studying in the field of “tourism and hospitality”.

Emily Wilson of Medowie who is studying for a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Tourism at Newcastle University was the winning candidate. Hopefully we can ease the financial burden a little in Emily’s first year of higher education, and we look forward to welcoming her to the marina in the near future.