Applications for the 2022 round of Hyne Community Trust grants will open on 1 June.

Eligible community organisations are encouraged to consider how the Hyne Community Trust can support them to deliver lasting benefits to the Tumbarumba region.

One of the 2021 recipients, the Tumbarumba Turf Club, has now completed their project to refurbish the Turf Club’s kitchen facilities.

Tumbarumba Turf Club volunteer, Ed Lauder said the kitchen refurbishment is now complete thanks to the support of the Hyne Community Trust and the many volunteers who provided labour.

“From its humble beginnings, the Tumbarumba Turf Club is a story of ‘by community, for community’.

“The Hyne Community Trust has enabled us to refurbish the kitchen by installing a new lining, stainless steel benches, a new window, all new lighting and power points and fresh paint.

“Most of the labour was donated by the many volunteers who support the club.

“This kitchen not only supplies food and drinks on race days but can be hired at any time by members of the community for a small fee to cover costs such as power.

“We are already seeing it used for community meetings, birthdays and charity fundraisers,” Lauder added.

The Tumbarumba Turf Club has previously received funds from the Hyne Community Trust to purchase and install a large water tank to improve the water pressure for amenities. Hyne Timber has also donated timber for the construction of stalls and amenities.

Tumbarumba regional community groups are reminded that the Hyne Community Trust will open for applications on 1 June 2022 for four weeks.

Community groups considering applying for a Hyne Community Trust grant should start reviewing the guidelines. Projects must be valued over $10,000 to meet the criteria.

The application form will be made available once the 2022 round is open on 1 June. For more information, contact [email protected].

Photo: Tumbarumba Turf Club Volunteer, Ed Lauder with Hyne Community Trust Chair, Kerrie Downes in the newly renovated kitchen.