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VicForests shows community support

VicForests Community Support Program has reached out across Victoria to assist groups and services dedicated to helping local communities thrive. Source: Timberbiz

“Assisting local community-based projects and initiatives is very important to us. We live and work in many of these communities,” said Liz Langford, VicForests’ regional Engagement manager.

“Since we started the program in 2010, we’ve helped 124 of community groups and services across the Central Highlands, Gippsland and East Gippsland regions.”

The VicForests’ initiative, now in its fourth year, has granted a wide range of groups with funding that has provided a wealth of services across the respective regions.

“The timber industry is an integral part of many parts of regional Victoria, providing jobs, supporting local economies,” said Langford.

“The annual Community Support Program is just one example of how VicForests and the wider timber industry supports and assists regional communities.

“As well as the Community Support Program, we also regularly donate timber to various causes and projects across the State, including the recent donation of $27,000 of timber to Bairnsdale’s All Abilities playground project.

In addition to this we also provide ongoing financial support to a number of regional groups and services.”

The Community Support Program provides grants of up to $2000 to charity groups, sporting groups, educational and community groups across the Central Highlands, Gippsland and East Gippsland.

Applications will re-open in winter 2014, visit for more information.