telstra country wide
community fund grants 2012
the buninyong good life festival
The annual Buninyong Good Life Festival supports local groups and organisations by presenting an innovative and engaging event in the township of Buninyong where those groups have the opportunity to conduct fundraising activities. . It’s purpose is to celebrate Buninyong and bring diverse experiences to the community. The Festival is run by volunteers and is a free community event which attracts over 5000 people per year.
The Grant has allowed the festival to purchase 4 marquees to be used at the Festival and be available for other groups to use/borrow throughout the year.
pinarc disability support
Pinarc Disability Support aim to make a positive difference for people with disability by providing opportunities for them to maximise their potential. The do that by facilitating flexible, needs based support, a range of specialist services and promoting inclusion and acceptance in the broader community.
Pinarc Disability Support runs a camping program for children and teenagers with moderate to severe disabilities. Each Camp provides families with respite, while providing recreational activities for children and teenagers unable to access mainstream holiday services due to their disability and/or behavioural support needs.
The Grant will help to fund places for 15 children to attend a 4 day camp in the 2013 summer school holidays.
ballarat toy library
The Ballarat Toy Library supports families in the greater Ballarat community by having a range of quality toys available for loan. Through play, toys promote a child’s learning and development and being a member of the Toy Library allows families to expose their child to an enormous range of play experiences, reduce their ecological footprint and save money.
Due to a move of premises and increase in toy numbers, display and storage of the toys has become cluttered and difficult for members to wade through.
The Grant will help to improve the storage and display of the Toys to enable users better access and to facilitate a more efficient check out and return system.
Bill Mundy from Telstra Country Wide announced the recipients on the night: “ tt is a privelidge and honour to be able to support these local groups who provide resources for our local community now and into the future.”