Things are shaping up for this Easter's inaugural Autumn Festival with the festival itself and its key event both receiving cash injections, along with two other upcoming events.
Tenterfield Shire Council received $62,500 of grants from Resilience NSW for phase 2 of the Bushfire Community & Resilience Fund distribution. The aim of the funding is to support communities to overcome the social impacts of the bush fires by funding projects and events that will provide community wellbeing, social and broader recovery and future disaster resilience.
Council put out the call to interested community organisations and seven applications were received for events within the Tenterfield Local Government Area.
The applications were assessed by a panel of councillors and their recommendations were ratified at an extraordinary council meeting on Friday, January 29.
The grant funding will be allocated as follows:
- $15,000 to the Tenterfield Show Society for the Lift the Country Spirits Music Concert on April 3 part of the Autumn Festival:
- $25,000 to Autumn Festival Inc for the Autumn Festival, running April 2-5;
- $7500 to the Tenterfield Physical Culture Club for a workshop/interclub Competition in August (date to be confirmed); and
- $15,000 to the Saddlers Mountain Bike Club Tenterfield for its gravel ride cycling event in May/June (date to be confirmed).
"These events will provide a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to join with their families and have fun as well as encouraging visitors from outside our shire to come to Tenterfield and enjoy all that our town has to offer," Mayor Peter Petty said.
"The variety of the events ensures that there is something for everyone."