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 (near Sushia)
The first round of Hometown Heroes has now finished and we are pleased to announce that we will be donating the following amounts to our first round recipients, as voted by our customers:
1. Wagga Women’s Health Centre – $5,000
2. Country Hope – $3,000
3. The Australian Red Cross, Good Start Breakfast Club – $2,000
This ongoing initiative will provide local community groups a financial boost when customers shop and show their support through you, the retailer.
Round two groups are:
• Headspace Wagga Wagga Youth Reference Group
The headspace Youth Reference Group is a group of people from our community who are passionate about mental health. This group ensures that headspace Wagga Wagga is providing youth friendly services to play an active role in raising awareness about youth mental health. The funds from the grant will allow the Youth Reference Group to develop and lead a project in the community which will be fully developed by young people, for young people. The project will involve the development of a school holiday program which will engage people aged from 12-17 years, to put together hygiene packs for vulnerable and/or disadvantaged young people who may not be able to afford some of life’s basics.
• The Leisure Company
The Leisure Company is a not for profit organisation in Wagga Wagga, situated in the Western Region of NSW. The organisation offers flexible and innovative support options for the participants who access the service. The Leisure Company provides an opportunity for participants to make their own choices, reach their potential, achieve their goals and build friendships. The organisation works closely with the local community of Wagga Wagga to improve inclusion and access for people with a disability.
Donations will be used to purchase a tripod for the photography group, underwater cameras for the technology and swimming groups.
• Turvey Park Girl Guides
Turvey Park Girl Guides are a non-profit community organisation run by volunteers, all funds raised go directly to the girls, either to help pay for camp fees, or to purchase equipment for the girls to use. Turvey Park Girl Guides have been active in Wagga since 1960, once one of four Girl Guide units, they are now the last in town. Guiding provides a value based dynamic and flexible non-formal education for girls and young women in a fun and supportive girl’s only environment, providing girls with opportunities to grow, learn and have fun in ways that are relevant to girls and young women. By providing opportunities for girls to develop as an individual in the areas of physical development, practical skills and relationships with other people, they will be empowered to shape their own future and reach their potential.
Key dates for round 2:
Start date: 6th July 2017
End date: 26th September 2017
BE THE NEXT…HOMETOWN HERO!
Key Dates for round 3:
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