Grant Awards Evening

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

The GPA held an award evening on Wednesday, 27 September, to present grant cheques to successful local community organisations.

Kristy from the Huon News was there to take some photos and details.

Catering was done by Michelle Ewikowski from Michelle's Roadhouse Cafe.

13 Geeveston community groups receive $5000

The Geeveston Progress Association presented 13 local organisations in a presentation evening on Thursday, 27 September 2018 at the Geeveston Visitor Centre.

President, Andrew Burgess, said that the GPA was very pleased with the number of applications received in its first round of offering the grants. “The Geeveston area covers from Castle Forbes Bay to Surges Bay, so it was great to receive so many applications from throughout the area.”

Successful applications were received from

  • Sacred Heart Primary School,

  • Geeveston Bowls Club,

  • GeCo Dog House,

  • GeCo Foodbank,

  • Geeveston Girl Guides,

  • Geeveston Fire Brigade,

  • Geeveston Christmas Pageant,

  • Wayraparttee,

  • Geeveston Archives and History Society,

  • Green Jacket Volunteers,

  • Castle Forbes Bay Landcare Group,

  • Geeveston Ex-Servicemen and Women’s Club, and the

  • Geeveston Golf Club.

Grant funds are sourced from donations from RV Campers in Heritage Park by GPA representatives, and are held in trust for the community. Future grant funding is dependent on the Geeveston Progress Association being able to continue to collect fees from the RV campers in Heritage Park.

2019 Grants are expected to open on 1 July 2019.

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