Southport Sharks 2019-2020 Charity Partners

Our commitment is to the local Gold Coast community and with every new membership or membership renewal, Southport Sharks donates $1 from the membership fee to a charity of the member’s choice. Southport Sharks staff also contribute via an opt-in payroll deduction, which is matched by the Board of Directors.

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

As a charitable, not-for-profit organisation the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation (GCHF) aims to raise money to improve public health education, research, equipment and care for the Gold Coast region.

Southport Sharks Junior AFL

Southport Sharks Juniors AFL maintains our junior sides, with around 400 participants starting at Auskick and working its way through to Under-18’s. With a growing number of females (around 30%) participants. The funding assists in growing and nurturing our Australian Football League (AFL) stars of the future.

Sharks Community Discretionary Fund

This fund creates a pool of money for distribution to various organisations in need. Sharks Community Discretionary Fund allows the club to supports causes aligning with the values and vision of the club on an ad-hoc basis.

headspace Southport

headspace Southport has been operating for ten years, addressing a critical gap by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 to 25-year olds. There is a focus on early intervention, working with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives.

Southport Sharks mascot Mr Sharky

Sharks Community Benefits Fund Timeline

Below outlines, the total funds raised in the financial year.

Total amount raised since joining as a charity partner (as at February 2020)

  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $214,482
  • Southport Sharks Junior AFL – $150,045
  • Sharks Community Discretionary Fund – $92,063
  • headspace Southport – $19,087

2018/2019

  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $24,417
  • Southport Sharks Junior AFL – $16,613
  • Sharks Community Discretionary Fund – $14,506
  • headspace Southport – $112,559 (was welcomed as the fourth charity partner, in October 2018)

2017/2018

  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $25,149
  • Southport Sharks Junior AFL – $19,025
  • Sharks Community Discretionary Fund – $17,151

2016/2017

  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $26,215
  • Southport Sharks Junior AFL – $19,429
  • Sharks Community Discretionary Fund – $17,622

2015/2016

  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $27,827
  • Southport Sharks Junior AFL – $19,429
  • Sharks Community Discretionary Fund – $17,453

2014/2015

  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $27,246
  • Junior Sharks – $20,589
  • Sharks Community Discretionary Fund – $17,410 (In 2014, the Discretionary Fund was set up as a third charity partner option)
  • Gold Coast Community Fund – $1,048 total funds raised.

2013/2014

2012/2013

  • Southport Sharks Junior AFL – $24,792 (In 2012, Sharks Junior AFL became the second charity partner option)
  • Rosies Homeless Initiative –  $23,859
  • Gold Coast Community Fund – $18,688
  • Gold Coast Hospital Foundation – $1,252
  • Southport Special School –  $1,182

2011/2012

2010/2011

2009/2010

2008/2009