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Tomingley Gold Operations Community Fund

As part of Alkane’s commitment to leave a positive legacy in the communities in which we operate, Tomingley Gold Operations is pledged to contribute financial support to local projects that will outlive the mine’s projected eight-year life.

Following a recent review of the original Voluntary Planning Agreement terms, TGO will contribute over $430,000 until the end of 2022 (or end of mine life) to notable projects and events via the TGO Community Fund on an applications basis. Administered by a panel of TGO and Narromine Shire council representatives, the TGO Community Fund will be used to support projects within Narromine Shire with the following objectives:

  • Economic Development – Projects or initiatives that directly contribute to the resilience and/or long-term economic growth of the community.
  • Community Connectivity – Projects or initiatives that promote community togetherness in a positive family-focused way.
  • Education and Training – Projects or initiatives that foster the education and up-skilling of members of the local community.
  • Community Infrastructure

Notable recipients of the fund since 2014 include:

  • Tomingley Sport and Recreational Ground Trust for the provision of a new amenities block at the Tomingley Racecourse and Recreation Ground Tomingley Sport and Recreational Ground Trust for the provision of a new amenities block at the Tomingley Racecourse and Recreation Ground
  • NgarruMayin Elders Aboriginal Corporation for repairs to the Historical Museum building in Narromine
  • Little Athletics Narromine Branch for new starting blocks for the athletes
  • Narromine High School for a garden project

How to apply

The TGO Community Fund is awarded twice a year, with applications due in March and August. Applications must be made using the TGO Community Fund application form. This can be downloaded or call (02) 6867 9750 to request a copy in the mail. Forms should be emailed to tomingleygold@alkane.com.au or posted to:

Tomingley Gold Operations Ltd
PO Box 59
Peak Hill NSW 2869

The TGO Community Fund Panel meet in April and September to review applications. For more information on the fund and assessment criteria, download the TGO Community Fund Information sheet.

Community Funds Awards

2017

Organisation

Funding

Project Funded

Narromine CWA $200 Public Speaking Event
Tomingley Picnic Race Club $5,000 Sponsorship of the Tomingley Picnic Races.
Li’l Tacker Playgroup $791 BBQ and Gazebo

2016

Organisation

Funding

Project Funded

Narromine Agricultural Show $2,500 Support for Narromine Agricultural Show
Tomingley Advancement Association (NSC) $10,000 Installation of patterned concrete at the Dicken Park shelter.
Narromine Cancer Support Group $2,000 The purchase of palliative care equipment.
Narromine Pool $1,000 The purchase of a thermal cover
Narromine High School $1,000 Support for the Science Spectacular

2015

Organisation

Funding

Project Funded

Narromine Shire Council in partnership with the Tomingley Advancement Association $20,000 The provision of rainwater tanks for houses in Tomingley to supplement water supply. The funds will be held in trust until the program for works is established.
Tomingley Picnic Race Club $5,000 Sponsorship of the Tomingley Picnic Races.
 Li’l Tacker Playgroup  $1200 Purchase of tennis equipment.

2014

Organisation

Funding

Project Funded

Tomingley Sport and Recreational Ground Trust $15,000 An addition to the amenities block project
Li’l Tacker Playgroup $7840 Purchase and installation of reverse cycle air conditioning units in two rooms at the Old Tomingley School Building.
Narromine Agricultural (Show) Society $2000 Sponsorship of the Narromine 109th Annual Show, held in August 2014.
Little Athletics Narromine Branch $1,162 New starting blocks for the athletes
Mungery Amateur Picnic Race Club $1,000 Towards organising and running the 90th annual Mungery Picnic Races, held 5 October 2014.
Tomingley Sport and Recreation Ground Trust $85,000 Towards construction of a new amenities building to provide wheelchair-friendly facilities including a new kiosk and toilets, plus rainwater tanks for ground watering.
Tomingley Picnic Race Club $3,000 Sponsorship of hospitality services for the annual Tomingley Picnic Cup race day
Ngarru Mayin Elders Aboriginal Corporation $2,540 Towards the repairs of the Historical Museum building in Narromine, where they display Aboriginal historical and cultural items and hold community events
St Augustine’s Parish School Parents and Friends $1,000 Sponsorship of the Biennial Art Show fundraising event.
Narromine Car Club $500 Sponsorship of the annual car show and shine.
Narromine Branch of the Country Women’s Association of NSW $200 To support a school’s public speaking contest