Be the next Hometown Hero!
USE YOUR TOKEN TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Hometown Heroes will provide local community groups a financial boost when customers shop and show their support through shopping in the centre.
How to participate:
- Shop at any participating specialty retailer
- Obtain a token
- Cast your vote into one of the three community boxes (located in the new mall)
Round 1 Community Groups:
- Country Hope
Country Hope is a Country Based, family centred organisation established to support children and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life threatening illness.
We cover a wide region over Southern New South Wales and North Eastern Victoria.
Country Hope supports families financially and emotionally from the time of diagnosis right up until the age of 16. All funds raised remain local, to assist families in the Riverina District.
- Wagga Womens Health Centre
The Wagga Women’s Health Centre is a non-government organisation that provides a variety of support services for women from a feminist basis within a trauma informed framework. The Centre is for any woman looking for support regardless of age, nationality or cultural background, sexuality, visa or financial status. All services and resources provided by the staff at the Centre are free. All money raised for the Centre stays with the Centre and is utilised by providing direct work with clients, group work, building up resources and other Centre based activities. ‘Most of the work we do is with women who have experienced trauma. Our role is walking with them as they rebuild their lives and that of their children’.
- The Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross supports 5 Good Start Breakfast Clubs (GSBCs) in the Greater Western Region – Wagga area. The GSBC program operates in partnership with Sanitarium and the communities in which we work, and strives to offer a nutritious breakfast to children who may not otherwise have access to one. The program also aims to deliver nutrition information to children, families and the community, helping them to make healthier food choices, improving their health and learning outcomes for the future.
Key Dates for round 1:
Start date: 16 March 2017
End date: 16 June 2017
Chips counted and donations announced by: 26 June 2017
BE THE NEXT…HOMETOWN HERO!
Key Dates for round 2:
Start date: 6th July 2017
End date: 26th September 2017
Local groups are invited to apply for funding to assist with a community-based project. It doesn’t matter how crazy or conservative, batty or boring the community program is – if it benefits locals then the campaign may be eligible to be part of Hometown Heroes.
A panel made up of locals and Wagga Marketplace Centre Management will review all the applications and decide what three groups will be eligible to take part.
Please note: By completing the form below, you are agreeing to be the contact person for the registered group and agreeing to receive communications from Wagga Wagga Marketplace regarding your group’s application.
Information for Round 3
Please note the total donation amount for Round 3 is $3,000
The community group who receives the most tokens will receive $1,500.00
The community group who receives the 2nd most tokens will receive $1,000.00
The community group who receives the 3rd most will receive $500.00