Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, had the pleasure of presenting Deb Foskey of the Tubbut Neighbourhood House & Resource Centre with a grant certificate for $2,800, which was recently awarded to them under the Local History Grants Program.
“The Local History Grants program recognises the contribution of community groups such as the Tubbut Neighbourhood House in preserving our local history,” Mr Bull said.
The funding will enable them to hold classes to increase the skills of people who are interested in gathering information on their family history.
Deb Foskey said, “a number of people are researching and gathering historical material, often with the desire of creating a book. The grant monies will start us on the process of digitalising photographs and other documents, with the first workshop “Digital Story-telling” to be conducted in the first week of August.”
“This is not the first time that the Tubbut Neighbourhood House has been successful in receiving grant funding. Earlier this year the committee applied for grants to fund the purchase of a trailer to answer the needs of people in the area who do not have access to a trailer and is to be used to assist those members of the community with the collection of fire wood or taking their rubbish to the tip,” said Mr Bull.