“Our community has suffered a great deal as a result of the devastating bushfires, and to be able to bring some joy and positivity to our community at this time will be wonderful.”
Moruya Antique Tractor & Machinery Association
News Corp Bushfire Fund grant recipient
“It was wonderful to speak with someone with a bit of patience, a lot of knowledge and who did a great job helping me fill in the application; you are all doing a wonderful job, thank you.”
(He had to duck off because he had a fish on the line!)
“We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts as we never had the finances to build this shade shelter, and we are truly rejoicing in having it. We sit under it all the time appreciating it, talking about it, talking about how life was without it, loving it and loving the benefits it has brought to our community.Thank you! We can’t even remember what life was like without it.(Well, we do remember – it was wetter!)”
Johnstone River Community Gardens, Innisfail
SRC R5 Grant Recipient
“You have no idea what a difference this has made in our community. People actually WANT to come and use the hall now! We’re an older community, and we have a quilting group who used the hall every Friday without fail, pre-COVID.The poor buggers would sit there in their jumpers and under blankets shivering away. Now they can’t believe how comfortable it is in there. We love it! We are so grateful.”
Girgarre Development Group – Gardiner Foundation Community Grant Recipient
“You have been so helpful and friendly, and taken the time to listen and share much great information. Yes, it’s your job, however I must say you do it brilliantly and with care. Thank you.”
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