The hard work and dedication of the team at the Griffith Community Centre has been recognised in an award ceremony in Wagga last month.
The Griffith Community Centre celebrated the $5000 grant with an afternoon tea, attended by representatives and volunteers from Griffith Community Centre, Care Van, Riding for the Disabled, Country Hope and Beyond Bank.
Griffith Community Centre Coordinator Barbara Penninga accepted the award at the ceremony, and was thrilled to have the centre recognised for all its dedicated work in the community.
Beyond Bank Community Coordinator Allanah Hughes was proud to recognise and celebrate the great work the centre does.
“The centre is a wonderful organisation that does a lot for this community, much of which goes unnoticed, so we are proud to support them,” Ms Hughes said.
“This is a celebration for them, and they do such a great job, the more you are with them the more stories you hear and you just think, wow these are some really special people.”
The Centre was awarded a Community Development Grant by Beyond Bank in an awards ceremony in Wagga.
The winners of the grants were chosen by votes on social media, and each region had three nominated recipients, who each got a share of the allocated $17500.
There was $10,000 given to the most voted recipient, $5,000 for the second most votes and $2500 for the third voted via social media.
With tight competition across Wagga, Leeton and Griffith, the Griffith Community Centre managed to take out the $5000 community development grant.
“Supporting the community is at the heart of what we do. We understand the important role not for profits and community organisations play and that’s why we’re focused on being the best bank for our community,” Ms Hughes said.
Griffith Community Centre works with all members of the community, with a focus on disadvantaged members to provide a locally based single point of access to information, resources, services, and support.
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