Veolia Mulwaree Trust announces funding recipients


The Veolia Mulwaree Trust has granted over $373,000 to 66 local community groups and organisations, as part of its round two and three funding programs in 2021.

Of the successful applicants, 19 projects have received significant grants and 47 small projects have received donations, all of which will go toward bettering local communities. 

The recipients will use the money to improve facilities, upgrade existing spaces, deliver essential community equipment and enhance outdoor areas. 

After being unable to hold an official grant presentation mid-year due to lockdown, representatives of successful community organisations were presented with their grants in Goulburn on 7 December 2021. 

Justin Houghton, Chairman of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, and Manager of Veolia’s Woodlawn Eco Precinct said:

“The work we do at the Woodlawn Eco Precinct enables us to proudly support worthwhile community projects, which collectively benefit thousands of people. To date, the Trust has contributed over $12M to more than 1400 local projects, and with every round of applications, locals show us how passionate they are about improving their communities. Empowering people to make their ideas happen is one of the best parts of the job. 

“Congratulations to the recipients, we look forward to seeing your projects come to life and the positive impacts they will bring.” 

The successful projects include:

  • Tarago Public School with a grant of $91,844 for the cost of building a new playground to suit all ages and abilities.
  • The Tarago Preschool Association with a grant of $19,226 to upgrade its roof and install solar panels.
  • The Tarago District Men's Shed with grant assistance of $1,725 to construct new fencing, as well as an additional $3,395 grant, to fund a dust extraction system. 
  • Goulburn West Public School with a grant of $12,000 to install a new LED electronic sign to improve its communication and engagement with families and the wider community. The school’s year 6 students have been raising money toward the project as a gift to the school.
  • The Tarago and District Progress Association with a grant of $5,386 to undertake the final stage of upgrading the electrical services at the Tarago Hall.
  • Mulwaree High School with a $14,220 grant to develop a High-Performance Training Centre for students.
  • Southern Tablelands Football Association with $11,540 for grandstand seating at the Cookbundoon Sportsground in Goulburn.
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s with a $50,000 grant for an Inclusive Playspace at Coleman Park, to allow an accessible and welcoming play area in the heart of Crookwell. 
  • The Upper Lachlan Wood Guild Inc with a $3,509 grant to purchase a new bandsaw and dust extractor for members to have better access to machinery. 
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council with a grant of $12,000 toward new picnic facilities for the new adventure playground to be constructed at Bungendore Park.
  • The Braidwood Old Sunday School Hall Association Inc with a $13,462 grant to continue the restoration and refurbishment of the Old Anglican Hall Braidwood.
  • Braidwood Community Association with an $18,299 grant to contribute to the new Braidwood Skatepark’s new barbecue facilities.
  • Catholic Parish of St Mary's Star of the Sea Milton with a grant of $10,125 for its kitchen upgrade at the Parish Hall Ulladulla, to be used to provide meals to the disadvantaged and homeless.  
  • Cancer Council NSW with $10,000 to support the Relay For Life events in Goulburn and Nowra. This is the Trust’s 16-year of support to this organisation.
  • The Bowral and District Art Society Inc with $10,698 to upgrade three workshops at the gallery.
  • The Hill Top Community Association Inc’s with $6,141 for the Beautification and Enhancement project, to install a new BBQ in the village park.
  • The Bundanoon Men's Shed with $7,550 to install fire stairs to its first-floor area as part of a Fire Safety Upgrade project. 
  • The Douglas Park Recreation Reserve Management Committee with a $23,000 grant toward a new (Cola) over the existing terrace seating.
  • The Buxton Community Association with $3,750 to renovate the toilets at the Buxton Community Hall. 

In addition, 47 successful small projects (of $1,000 or less) have received contributions through the Trust’s donation program. For more information on these recipients, visit

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust was established in 2004 to support community initiatives, with a specific focus on Tarago, the town in which Veolia operates its Woodlawn Eco Precinct. To date, the Trust has contributed over $12M to more than 1400 local projects.

The first funding round of 2022 will open on 24 January 2022 and application forms are available via Smartygrants.


For more information regarding applying to the Trust’s funding programs visit, and to check eligibility visit





Skye McParland 

Veolia ANZ: External Communications

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