Successful Grant and Donation Recipients Announced in Latest Round of Community Funding

May 29, 2017 by

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust congratulates the following 32 organisations for their successful grant and donation applications in the latest round of Trust funding.

With a total of $265,508 in funds distributed by the Veolia Mulwaree Trust in the latest round of funding, fourteen community groups were invited to attend a cheque presentation event held at the Goulburn Worker’s Club on Thursday 25th May. Chairman of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust Mr Danny Conlon is pictured presenting Goulburn Police Citizens Youth Club representative Ms Natalie Wade with a cheque at Thursday’s event. Successful funding recipients are as follows:

Bywong Community Incorporated received a grant for $29,646 for their Bywong playground project which aims to purchase and install children’s play equipment beside the Hall on the Les Reardon Reserve.        

Taralga Historical Society were pleased to receive $13,554 towards their project which involves relocating pieces of the old Fernbank School at Wombeyan Caves to be used to build a replica Schoolhouse to house Taralga district education artefacts.

Oberon Council received $12,196 to upgrade the spectator seating at Oberon Pool complex. The project seeks to replace decaying timber seating with tiered aluminium seating for the safety and comfort of swimmers and spectators.

Goulburn Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) were pleased to accept a grant for $26,261 to enable them to install air conditioning and a large fan in the main activity hall and a small 8kw air conditioning unit in the upstairs area.

Buxton Community Association Incorporated received $1,804 towards the purchase of a shade shelter for use by volunteers at community events.

Captains Flat Public School received $9,000 to enable them to remove an existing wall between two rooms and install a retractable door to increase space for their students.

Robertson & District Swimming Pool Association Inc (RADSPA) were pleased to receive $32,865 towards their Robertson Aquatic Centre project. The project seeks to build a 25m long heated above ground pool in Robertson, with all facilities.                                    

Greenwell Point Men’s Shed received $30,200 towards the construction of their Men’s Shed project. The funds will allow the Men’s Shed to connect and install essential services to the newly constructed shed.  

Bowral Men’s Shed will utilise a grant of $2,099 to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and train members in its use.     

Exeter Sings Choir Incorporated received $5,698 to purchase a lightweight, portable staging and choir riser system to be used for performances in Exeter Hall and elsewhere.

Bay & Basin Australian Football Club were successful in securing a $50,000 grant towards the upgrade of the Leisure Centre Oval in Vincentia. The upgrades will ensure the increased usability of the oval for local and visiting sporting clubs.

Robertson Community Information Centre Sub-Committee received $12,485 towards the installation of an electronic noticeboard in Robertson which will provide important information to residents and visitors.

Southern Highlands Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) were pleased to receive $16,866 to purchase new equipment for their growing boxing and gymnastic programs.

Southern Tablelands Zone Group 8 (Goulburn Mulwaree) RFS were successful in securing a $4,834 grant towards the refurbishment of their existing mobile catering and relief station. The upgrades aim to improve the usability and safety of the trailer facility for members.

The following 18 organisations were successful in receiving donations in the latest funding round.

RichmondPRA trading as “Flourish Australia” of Shoalhaven received $1,000 to purchase djembe drums for their Rhythms 2 Recovery Drumming program.

Southern Highlands Hockey Association will utilise a $1,000 donation to assist with purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Welby Hockey grounds.       

Tuena Hall and Recreation Area Committee received $1,000 towards resurfacing the community’s gravel tennis court.

Goulburn Public School P & C Association will utilise a $1,000 donation to ensure all students are able to access a newly introduced school uniform and the culture associated regardless of their situation and circumstances.

Sussex Inlet & District Rugby League Football Club received a $1,000 donation to purchase new equipment for their growing club.

Avoca Public School will utilise a $1,000 donation to create an Aboriginal mural on an existing water tank.  The project is aimed at strengthening the relationship between the school community and Aboriginal community.     

Goulburn Cycle Club received $1,000 to assist with purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for use by the club.

St Paul’s Primary School of Moss Vale will utilise a $1,000 donation towards the installation of an LED notice board to promote upcoming school events.

Rotary Club of Goulburn received $1,000 towards hosting a Science and Engineering Challenge in Goulburn for Year 10 students from six local high schools.

Merrill Rural Fire Brigade received $1,000 to purchase an electric hose reel for their brigade tanker. The reel will help with the quick retrieval of up to 50 metres of hose during a fire.     

Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc will utilise a $1,000 donation to assist with running their annual Koori Flag Raising & Mirror Flash to Katoomba at the Gibbergunyah Reserve in Bowral.

Friends of Mulwaree Museum welcomed a $1,000 donation to assist them with the installation of a new display cabinet to exhibit World War 1 uniforms and artefacts for the museum.

Tarago Landcare Group received $1,000 to purchase trees and flowering shrubs to be used in the creation of a ‘peace and reflection’ garden at the Tarago Cemetery.

The Scouts Association of Australia, New South Wales Branch, 1st Burrill-Ulladulla Sea Scouts will utilise a $1,000 donation to assist with upgrading essential equipment including trailers, cooking equipment, life jackets (PFDs) and tents.

Gunning District Association received $1,000 to assist with funding specific events aimed at promoting support & fostering the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Gunning & district residents.

Goulburn Stags Football Club will utilise a $1,000 donation to upgrade their training equipment for the junior players.

Sussex Inlet Public School P & C Association received $1,000 towards transforming an existing computer lab into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) room.

GSA National Rock Garden (NRG) will utilise a donation of $1,000 to publicise the heritage significance of a “Bowral Trachyte specimen” taken from the Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve in Bowral to be permanently displayed at the National Rock Garden in Canberra, promoting the Wingecarribee heritage site.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust congratulates the above organisations on their success in obtaining a grant or donation in the latest round of community funding and wishes them all the best with their projects.