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