$190,000 in funding to local projects

Sep 22, 2011 by

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust will contribute more than $190,000 in grants and donations to community groups throughout the region through its latest funding distribution held last month. Nineteen organisations, including sporting clubs, emergency service organisations, schools and universities, will benefit from the funding. The new projects announced today include:

The Robertson Burrawang Rovers Soccer Club was successful in its application for the Hampden Park Field Lighting Upgrade Project in Robertson. The Trust will support the $66,000 project with a grant of $32,900. The project will be auspiced by Wingecarribee Shire Council and will enable extended use of the field complex by local sporting groups.

SnowyHydro SouthCare has received a donation of $50,000 to support the aero-medical and rescue helicopter service which services much of the Southern NSW region. Snowy Hydro South Care provides emergency medical services in some of the more isolated locations throughout the region, having undertaken more than 4000 missions in the past 13 years.

The Trust will join with Upper Lachlan Shire Council and the Crookwell Lions Club on a project at the Kiamma Creek Reserve in the heart of Crookwell. The Kiamma Creek Toilet Block & Landscaping project will create a park for passive recreation for local residents and visitors. The Trust will contribute $32,108 to the $80,000 project.

Also in Crookwell, the Crookwell and District Tennis Association was successful in its application for a grant of $27,000 toward the cost of new synthetic playing surfaces on three courts at the Crookwell Tennis Complex on Grange Road.

The Sussex Inlet Cancer Support Group, auspiced by the Sussex Inlet Men’s Shed, has received a grant of $8,460 for a project to provide a loan pool of equipment to support cancer patients. Equipment to be made available includes three mobility scooters and a massage table.

The Trust will continue to support the ANU Medical School, Rural Clinical School via the Veolia Mulwaree Trust Rural Doctor Scholarship in 2012. As in previous years the $6000 scholarship will be administered by the Australian National University and the successful student will undertake training at the Goulburn Base Hospital and other district hospitals, gaining experience of life and work in a rur

al area. Pictured left, are the trustees Paul Stephenson and John Reynolds, with the three ANU Rural Doctor Students who received the Veolia Mulwaree Trust scholarships in 2011, Mina Nafari, Aajuli Shukla & Sarah Simpson.

The Trust will also continue its tertiary scholarship program in 2012 by financially supporting scholarships for local students through the Illawarra Institute of TAFE, University of Canberra, University of Wollongong and Charles Sturt University. $6000 will be provided to each education facility to offer a range of scholarships for the coming year.

A project to resurface the courts at the Exeter Tennis Club will be completed with the Trust contributing $1550 to the project, adding to fundraising by the Club and funds provided by Wingecarribee Shire Council.

Braidwood Community Gardens, auspiced by the Braidwood Urban Landcare Group, will receive a donation of $1000 to provide equipment and plants to establish the new community garden.

Bowral High School has received a donation of $1000 to support its Independent Learning Centre which aims to support students who are disengaging from education and at risk of leaving school.

The Goulburn Teapot Club, which supports the Southern Tablelands Autism Support Group, received a $1000 donation to help fund its annual Autism Conference to be held in Goulburn.

A donation of $1000 to the Berry and District Garden Club helped to fund the annual Gardens Clubs Australia Zone Friendship Day held in Berry.

The Thirlmere Rural Fire Brigade will purchase a new computer and printer to assist in its administration with a donation of $1,000 from the Trust.

The Oaks Historical Society Inc will purchase new equipment to assist its volunteers and community members who are interested in preserving local history following a donation of $1,000.

Jervis Bay Christian Community School will receive a donation of $1000 to help fund the “Fast Forward” program for special needs students.

Crookwell Combined Emergency Services, auspiced by the Crookwell Rural Fire Brigade, will hold a “Sudden Impact “ exercise to increase community awareness of the after-effects of reckless driving amongst young drivers. The Trust will donate $1,000 toward the event.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is currently accepting applications for its final funding round for 2011 which closes on October 5. Not-for-profit organisations and community groups interested in applying are encouraged to download the guidelines and application form or call (02) 48222786 for further information.