Nina Schrinner is the Lady Mayoress of Brisbane, Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, a lawyer, and the mother of four young children with her husband, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

Since becoming Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust in April 2019, Nina has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for Brisbane’s grassroots charities, who are often overshadowed by larger charities with the money and influence to dominate news headlines.

Nina has a real passion for people and is known for her hands-on approach, often found at the coalface helping charities set up home for someone who has been displaced or a shoulder to cry on for someone experiencing hardship. Nina and Adrian both firmly share the belief that a sign of a strong, healthy city is a city with a big heart.

Since the 1960s, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust has existed to support the network of Brisbane’s smaller, grassroots charities who are at the front line responding to growing community needs. These charities are giving so much to assist our community in this time of need but, sadly, this has left many charities themselves more vulnerable than ever before.

Our small local Brisbane charities are tireless in their impact and are often dedicated to specialised social issues that they have a lived experience in. They may be small charities but they have a massive impact on the wider community and greatly assist in relieving the pressure on government social services.

For example, RizeUp knows that some families escaping domestic violence situations often leave with only the clothes on their back. They fully-furnish empty houses to create a safe haven for these families. Blue Hope knows that mental health support is not a one-size-fits-all approach and provides current and former police officers with tailored mental health support, suited to their own unique needs.

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