Goulburn Valley organisations to benefit from philanthropic funding

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has partnered with The McEwen Foundation, managed by ANZ Trustees, to distribute grants aimed at strengthening the Goulbourn Valley community.  In August 2011 the McEwen Foundation granted $73,500 to this program.  The McEwen Foundation has made grants through FRRR to Goulbourn Valley community organisations since 2007.

Seven organisations will receive funding for much needed activities and infrastructure. In keeping with the wish of the late Lady McEwen, preference has been given to projects that relate to Junior Legacy, Hospitals, Charities and Accommodation which benefits older people.

Alexandra Gartmann CEO of FRRR said “We are very pleased to be able to assist organisations that provide much needed services and support to rural individuals and communities.  FRRR’s partnership with ANZ Trustees is a key partnership which assists giving into rural and regional Australia.” 

Projects funded during in the 2011 grant program are:

Warramunda Village Inc:  Ensuring Optimum Health & Comfort of Frail Aged Residents $5,764

Caroline Chisholm Society: Goulburn Valley Pregnancy Support $9,000

Goulburn Valley Hospice Care Service Inc: Enhancing Staff and Volunteer Health and Safety $14,504

Seymour Elderly Citizens Hostel Inc (Karingal Hostel): Replacement Lounge Furniture $7,340

Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Inc: Literacy Support Services for the Goulburn Valley $7,500

Euroa Health Inc: Purchase of eight new Electric Hi-Lo beds for Aged Care Facility $14,392

Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc: Go Green-Sustaining our Future $15,000

A cheque presentation ceremony was held on Friday 28th October, 2011 at the Kialla Gardens Village Activity Centre.

2011 McEwen Presentation Group Photograph

2011 McEwen Presentation Group





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