Costa awards funding to community groups

08th Mar 2023

A total of 19 community organisations, sporting groups and schools will receive funding through the Costa Tomato Exchange Well Grown Community Grants Program for 2023.
State Manager NSW Scot MacDonald said there were more than 40 applications for funding through the program, which is being offered for the first time this year.
“We were really pleased to see so many applications and it made the selection process very difficult. We used an independent reviewer to assess the applications to ensure they were each judged fairly according to our criteria,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The successful applicants include local schools for kitchen garden programs, sporting organisations and some event-based activity.”
Mr MacDonald said while Costa had always contributed to a range of community organisations, the transparent application process was initiated to ensure all groups had a chance to apply for funding.
“We thank everyone who took the time to complete an application and look forward to providing another round of funding for 2024.”
Successful applicants in Guyra were Bald Blair Public School, Guyra Junior Rugby League, Global Citizens (St Marys), Guyra Super Spuds Rugby League, Guyra VRA, Lamb & Potato Festival, Guyra Bowling Club, Guyra Soccer Club, Guyra Cricket Club, Guyra Chamber of Commerce, Guyra Cycling Inc.
Successful Armidale groups were Armidale City, Newling, Drummond, and Sandon Public Schools, Yarm Gwanga Preschool, Little Bear Cottage, Armidale Neighbourhood Centre, and Armidale Netball Club.
Costa also sponsored the 2023 Guyra Show, which was held on February 17 and 18.