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Hyne Com­mu­nity Trust has given more than $400,000 to com­mu­nity projects since 2007

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IT’S TIME for Tum­barumba com­mu­nity groups to start for­mal­is­ing their project de­tails with the Hyne Com­mu­nity Trust call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions this month. The Hyne Com­mu­nity Trust has been sup­port­ing com­mu­nity projects since 2007 and has given more than $400,000 to count­less projects.

Noy Garner, Hyne Tim­ber’s Op­er­a­tions Man­ager and Trust Di­rec­tor at the Tum­barumba Mill, said this round of grants were for the larger com­mu­nity projects val­ued over $10,000, that can demon­strate they will ben­e­fit the Tum­barumba Com­mu­nity.

Smaller Grant ap­pli­ca­tions should be ap­plied through the Tum­barumba Small Grant ap­pli­ca­tions which close on 31 May. This is sep­a­rate from the Tum­barumba Com­mu­nity Trust al­though the trust fund also con­trib­utes to­wards up to $10,000 per year, in con­junc­tion with Bendigo Bank and Snowy Val­ley Coun­cil.

“We have been able to sup­port sig­nif­i­cant projects over the years in­clud­ing the ex­ten­sion of the Car­coola Chil­dren’s Cen­tre, the con­struc­tion of the Equine toi­let block at the race­course, a half Basketball Court, con­struc­tion of the Tum­barumba Men’s Shed and sup­port for Can As­sist Tum­barumba, just to name a few.

“We look for­ward to be­ing able to fi­nan­cially as­sist more sig­nif­i­cant projects in the fu­ture, which will ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity,” Mr Garner said. The guide­lines are avail­able on the Hyne Tim­ber and the Snowy Val­ley Coun­cil web­sites. Ap­pli­ca­tions close on 30 June. The com­mit­tee of the Hyne Com­mu­nity Trust will short­list ap­pli­ca­tions ahead of in­ter­view­ing ap­pli­cants to gain fur­ther in­sight in­clud­ing time­frames and dis­cuss po­ten­tial fund­ing of their pro­posed project.

The Com­mu­nity Trust is favourable to ap­pli­ca­tions which demon­strate one or more of the fol­low­ing:

Co­op­er­a­tion be­tween or­gan­i­sa­tions to en­sure that a wide range of peo­ple can ben­e­fit from com­mu­nity re­sources;

In­creas­ing the range of, and ac­cess to, qual­ity com­mu­nity, recre­ational, so­cial and cul­tural projects, pro­grams and ser­vices;

Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives and so­cially re­spon­si­ble com­mu­nity projects;

Sup­port for or­gan­i­sa­tions that are work­ing to as­sist eco­nom­i­cally or so­cially dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to dis­cuss con­cepts, con­tact Com­mit­tee Mem­ber, Mrs Janet An­der­son, on (02) 6948 2001.

■ Grant Re­cip­i­ent Tum­barumba RSL Yard Arm Flag Pole.

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