Do you know a local sporting club, school, community group or not-for-profit looking for a way to fundraise?
The NSW Return and Earn Scheme is now open to applications from not-for-profit groups in the Hunter.
These groups can now become local donation partners (if they meet the eligibility criteria) and be one of the four charities on their local TOMRA reverse vending machine.
Residents can choose to support a not-for-profit group from their local area by returning their eligible drink containers and donating their 10 cent a container to that group.
Donations over $2 made to not-for-profits on the machines with deductible gift recipient status are tax deductible and consumers will receive a receipt to use in their tax return.
Director of Network Operator, TOMRA Cleanaway Ryan Buzzell said Hunter residents had really embraced the Return and Earn scheme.
“Now, with the added incentive of being able to support the local community through container donations, we would love to see the community rally behind their local schools, sports groups, charities and not-for-profits, by donating one-in-ten container returns,” he said.
“Donation partners are free to use the donations however they like, whether it helps provide funding to buy uniforms, host an event, replace or repair equipment, or go on an excursion. It’s up to them.”
Applications for this round close on Monday, October 15 and new charity partners will appear on reverse vending machines on Monday, November 26.
Groups can check their eligibility and apply to be on their nearest machine in the ‘Donation Partners’ section of the website tcnsw.com.au.
Hunter Region reverse vending machines still looking for a local donation partner this quarter include:
- Woolworths Aberglasslyn
- Coles Rutherford
- BP Thornton
- Woolworths Home Co Rutherford
- Woolworths Big W Cessnock
- Coles Kurri Kurri Bowling Club
- Coles Wyee Community Hall
- Woolworths Bennetts Green Shopping Centre
- Woolworths Windale Gateshead Bowling Club
- Coles Wingham Services Club
- Woolworths Pursehouse Rural Suppliers Muswellbrook
- Woolworths Old Bar Tavern
- Coles All Fun Rides
- Woolworths West Wallsend
- Woolworths Forster
- Woolworths Singleton Golf Club
- Woolworths Morisset Country Club
- Woolworths Miller Park Sports Club
- Woolworths Muswellbrook Marketplace
- Woolworths Club Taree
- Coles Wallsend Village
- Coles San Remo
- Woolworths Medowie
- Woolworths Raymond Terrace
- Woolworths Tomago Bowling Club
- Coles Tanilba Bay
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