Eleven community groups in Benalla and district received a share of more than $26,000 in small grants from Tomorrow:Today Foundation.MONIQUE FREER May 14, 2014 3:41am
Community groups and education facilities in Benalla and district can upgrade and improve their services following a grants handout of more than $26
Local charitable organisation Tomorrow:Today Foundation donated $26
Tomorrow:Today Foundation chair Sally Gamble said this year’s grants were the first to be funded solely from the organisation’s Community Fund.
‘‘This is the opportunity to support local groups who are doing great things in the community,’’ Ms Gamble said.
This year’s grants were the largest value of small grants the foundation has given since the program’s inception.
The grants program began in 2003 and in that period 69 grants have been awarded to 46 different organisations to the value of $133
‘‘It’s quite a substantial philanthropic contribution to the community,’’ Ms Gamble said.
Local groups who received funding through Tomorrow:Today Foundation were; Benalla Scout Group, Upper Murray Family Care — Out of Home Care program, Benalla and district Pre-school Partnership, Rotary Club of Benalla, Ride Avenue Pre-school, Little Footprints Community Playgroup, Benalla Support Group for Children with Special Needs, FCJ College Benalla West Community Festival 2013, Benalla P-12 College, Winton Primary School and Australian Christian College Hume.
Ms Gamble said this year their focus was on projects relating to; families with young children, youth development, community connectedness and addressing social disadvantage.
Board member Bill Dobson said all the groups awarded small grants also benefited young people within the community.
‘‘Those grants go to the benefit largely of children,’’ he said.
The small grants are annual and there is criteria for all applications.
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