Costa awards funding to community groups

05th Mar 2024

Seven organisations including community and sporting groups and a school will receive funding through the Costa Tomato Exchange Well Grown Community Grants Program for 2024.
State Manager NSW Brett Ryan said there were 40 applications for funding through the program, which this year provided grants across the five categories of: sporting event/activity; community event; community project; school project/initiative; and environmental initiative/activity.
“We were really pleased to see so many applications and it again 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 Ryan said.
“Given the large number of applications from sporting organisations we have decided to split the funding between three organisations, rather than just one.”
The recipients for 2024 are:
School project/initiative: Kelly’s Plains Public School
Environmental initiative/activity: Guyra Neighbourhood Centre
Community Project: Young Life Armidale
Community Event: Guyra Trout Festival
Sporting event/activity: Guyra Shamrock Hockey, Armidale Blues Netball, Duval Dam Buster Trail Run.
“We look forward to seeing the outcomes from these organisations and thank everyone who took the time to complete an