Mullaley Public School will now be able to treat all their students to a winter excursion to Mt Selwyn next year after taking out the major share of the #GreaterNewEngland funding round for October.
As the winner of October’s community vote, Mullaley Public School will receive $3,000 in funding that will be used to cover the transport costs of taking their students on a snow trip to Mt Selwyn in Kosciuszko National Park next winter.
Located 35 kilometres outside of Gunnedah, Mullaley Public School provides education and learning for about 45 local students and, as with other bush communities, local families have been hit hard by the drought.
According to Mullaley Public School P&C President, Sheryl Martin, the win provides a huge financial boost for the school and means all their students will now be able to attend the excursion to Mt Selwyn next year.
“We are so excited to have won the October round of the #GreaterNewEngland program because it means we can keep our excursion costs down and ensure all our students are able to take part in the trip,” Sheryl said.
“This in turn benefits our students and their families, especially those struggling financially as a result of the drought. Some of these kids have never seen snow before so the funding from the Greater Bank means every single one of them will now have the opportunity to experience the Mt Selwyn snowfields.”
Greater Bank’s Regional Manager, Jennifer Smith, is proud to see the program giving all of Mullaley Public School’s students the opportunity of experiencing an unforgettable trip to the snow next year.
“The #GreaterNewEngland funding program can have such a positive impact on local community groups, who have to continually work hard to fundraise each year" | Jennifer Smith, Greater Bank Regional Manager.
“We are delighted to provide this contribution, with the help of the voting community, and see the wonderful experience it will provide the students of Mullaley Public School as they make their way to Mt Selwyn.” said Ms Smith.
Both runners-up for the October round, Gunnedah Pottery Club and Tamworth & District Campdraft Club will also each receive a $1,000 grant.
The #GreaterNewEngland program continues in November, with voting open now until Wednesday, 27 November 2019. Vying for their share in $5,000 will be Lake Keepit Sailing Club, Manilla Show Society and Old Boys Cricket Club Tamworth.
To submit your vote, either go online to greater.com.au/greaternewengland or visit any Greater Bank branch. Collectively the effort you make to vote will mean a lot to the winning organisation in terms of the programs and services they are able to offer the community.
Greater Bank is also calling for nominations for future funding rounds. Community groups can do so by visiting greater.com.au/greaternewengland and telling us in 100 words or less how the organisation is helping to improve lives of locals.