Annual Donations Program now open

Tamworth Regional Council’s Annual Donation Program 2021-22 is now open for applications. The program is designed to help small to medium organisations and community groups who do significant work in the community with funding to help their operations.

There is $61,000 available for the Tamworth region, including the townships of Nundle, Manilla and Barraba.

Councillor Helen Tickle said it is a great program that assist with the operations of essential community groups.

“Receiving a small donation can make a big difference to these organisations and represent a real benefit to the community. Funds can be used to pay for essential maintenance, build a website or pay for supplies and keep small organisations going during what are already difficult times.”

In 2020-21 the program provided much needed funds across the region to a range of organisations. Among the successful applications last year were the Nandewar Historical Society Inc. who was successful in its donation application of $4,997 to install air-conditioning in its museum, the Manilla Men’s Shed who used its $802.14 donation to buy materials for six fire pits, the Lions Club of Barraba received $5,000 to buy maintenance materials and eight community groups in Tamworth received funding as part of the program.

Applications are invited from not-for-profit organisations, charities, community groups and organisations located within the Tamworth Regional Council local government area, that provides a service to the Tamworth regional community which may be of a unique nature. Recipients of donations funding in previous years are welcome to reapply. Organisations are eligible for only one donation per financial year, that is 1 July to 30 June.

Successful applicants will be determined by a panel of three Councillors, Cr Helen Tickle, Cr Juanita Wilson and Cr Jim Maxwell.

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