Community groups looking for a funding boost are invited to apply for a grant through the Nestlé Community Program.
Launched in 2003, the program provides a grant up to $25,000, or multiple smaller grants totalling $25,000, as well as additional volunteering and in-kind support.
Nestlé Smithtown Factory Manager, Mathew Oram said Nestlé was glad to continue to offer help to the community, especially at a time when many community groups have been greatly affected.
"It's been terrible to see the impact that the pandemic has had on our community - particularly on many not-for-profit and charitable groups, which provide such valuable resources and social outlets for so many.
"At Nestlé, we're committed to helping our local communities and proud to invest in ways that will allow people to lead healthier lifestyles.
"For this reason, we will be looking to support a community group or program that aligns with our own purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, whether that's through enabling healthier and tastier meal choices, through to supporting environmental initiatives."
Previous projects that have received funding through the Nestlé Community Program include developing local basketball courts in Smithtown, refurbishing a playground in partnership with South West Rocks Sport & Recreation Association and Kempsey Shire Council, and installing water tanks at South West Rocks Pre-School.
Applicants need to complete a proposal outlining how the project funding will be used and the benefits for the community.
Details on how to apply are available from Nestlé Smithtown factory - call 6560 4000.
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