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Tamworth Regional Council give back to essential local groups

Small to medium organisations and groups who do important work in the community could receive a significant donation from local government.


Tamworth Regional Council’s Annual Donation Program is now open for applications, with $61,000 available for the region including the townships of Nundle, Manilla and Barraba.


Councillor Helen Tickle said it is a great program that assists 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,” said Ms Tickle.


Throughout last years program, a range of organisations were successful in receiving the funds:


Nandewar Historical Society Inc. exists to preserve the history of Barraba and was formed in 1965. Last year, the society received almost $5,000 to install air-conditioning in its museum.


Manilla Men’s Shed is another success story, given more than $800 to buy materials to build six fire pits. As well as the $5,000 which was donated to the Lions Club of Barraba to contribute to the purchase of maintenance materials.


Eight other community groups in Tamworth also 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.


For more information and to apply, visit the Tamworth Regional Council website: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/2021-2022-annual-donations-program-application-form


Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 14 September 2021.