Five community groups in Gunnedah will share $55,951in State Government funding under the Community Building Partnership program Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today.
Mr Anderson said the injection of funds for smaller community groups can make a massive difference and can help deliver projects that they otherwise may struggle to get done.
“Community organisations ensure that Gunnedah can run as well as it does which is why we support them with small one off grants,” Mr Anderson said.
The successful organisations are:
- Gunnedah Rural Museum - $20,000 to upgrade the kitchen and eating area
- Gunnedah Meals on Wheels - $4,952 towards their Kitchen Capers program
- Gunnedah Shire Band - $11,000 to install air-conditioning
- Gunnedah & District Soccer Inc. - $20,000 to install irrigation
- Carroll Progress Association Inc. - $3,000 to install a multi-purpose concrete slab
Mr Anderson said the organisations were four out of 18 in the Tamworth electorate that shared in a total of $300,000.
“Each year we encourage community groups to get their applications in because it’s a great opportunity to see more funding come into our region.
“While not every project can get funding I encourage groups to get their applications in so that they have the best chance at receiving a grant.
“This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver vital new infrastructure and help pay for much-needed improvements.”
Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found at https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projects-and-initiatives/community-building-partnership/
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