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Southern Phone Grant Scheme

Representatives from 7 community groups are thrilled to be able to share in $25,000 worth of grants from Southern Phone and were on hand to accept the funds from Cootamundra Mayor Jim Slattery. Absent: Cootamundra Arts Centre and Cootamundra Basketball.

Southern Phones Grant Scheme Recipients for 2016

SEVEN community groups in Cootamundra Shire have been selected to share in a $25,000 grant provided by telecommunications provider, Southern Phone as part of the Southern Phones Grant Scheme for 2016.

Groups and key projects to benefit are: 

* Cootamundra Junior Soccer Club Inc – Installation of Catch Nets at Mitchell Park to keep junior soccer players safe

 * Riding for the Disabled - Horse Riding Safety Replacement Helmets

* Cootamundra Creative Arts & Cultural Centre – Mosaic Footprints Shire of Cootamundra

* Cootamundra Basketball Association – Cootamundra Sports Stadium Basketball Backboard Upgrade

* Cootamundra Country Club – Mower Replacement

* Cootamundra Town Tennis Club – Refurbishment of Kitchen

* Cootamundra Lions Club – Extensions to Lions Club Shed

Southern Phone chairman Bill Hilzinger presented the community grant cheque to Mayor Jim Slattery.

“Hundreds of local residents will enjoy the improvements that these groups can make to our community thanks to this grant from Southern Phone,” Councillor Slattery said. 

“This grant has enabled some important projects to ‘get off the ground’ in our local area. Some of which had been well-planned and partially funded by the community but just needed some extra financial support to bring the plans to life,” he added. 

The Southern Phone Community Grant initiative allows the telecommunications provider to support community projects in each of its shareholder council areas to the value of $25,000 this year.

The funding provided through the Southern Phone grants is in addition to the dividends Southern Phone already pays each year to shareholder Councils, including Cootamundra.

For further information on Southern Phone Grant Scheme visit