It’s time for Tumbarumba community groups to start formalising their project details with the Hyne Community Trust calling for applications from June 2018 for projects valued over $10,000. Source: Timberbiz The Hyne Community Trust has been supporting community projects since 2007 with more than $450,000 contributed to date. The Hyne Community Trust applications open on 1 June and remain open for the month. All applications must be for grants valued over $10,000 and are subject to a competitive process, successful applications will demonstrate one or more of the following: Cooperation between organisations to ensure that a wide range of people can benefit from community resources; Increasing the range of, and access to, quality community, recreational, social and cultural projects, programs and services; Community development initiatives and socially responsible community projects and; Support for organisations that are working to assist economically or socially disadvantaged people. The Hyne Community Trust Directors will shortlist applications ahead of interviewing applicants to gain further insight including timeframes and discuss potential funding of their proposed project. Directors include Hyne Timber employees, Dale McLachlan and Katie Fowden, Snowy Valleys Councillor, Bruce Wright and Tumbarumba community members Janet Anderson, Bernadette Alleyn and Ian Chaffey. Dale McLachlan, the Trust’s recently appointed chair, said this round of grants is for larger community projects that can demonstrate long term benefits to the Tumbarumba community. “We have been able to support significant projects over the years including most recently, the award of $50,000 towards the new Cycle Tumbarumba Pump Track,” Mr McLachlan said. “I understand this grant enabled Cycle Tumbarumba to take their case further and successfully apply for the remaining $149,500 awarded by the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities funding program. “Further supported by the Snowy Valleys Council, work is expected to commence around September with a custom designed, state-of-the-art Pump Track ready for use by the summer.” The Hyne Community Trust is in addition to the company’s sponsorship and donations policy which accepts and processes requests from not-for-profit and registered charities all year round in accordance with criteria. If a Hyne Community Trust proposal doesn’t meet the guidelines including the minimum $10,000 value, applicants may want to consider whether the Tumbarumba Small Grants program is more applicable. This supports programs, activities or events up to the value of $5,000 that assist the Tumbarumba community. These are separately managed with support from the Hyne Community Trust, Bendigo Bank and the Snowy Valley’s Council. For further information or to discuss eligibility, visit or email