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The funds allocated in the second round will be put towards a variety of organisations working around the Tweed on causes including feeding the homeless, subsidising de-sexing costs for pets, providing companionship to the frail and elderly and assisting the vision impaired.

Top of the list were: SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service ($2,000); Twin Towns Friends Association Inc ($2,000); You Have A Friend Inc ($2,000); and Tweed Heads PCYC ($1,500).

Sharing the remainder of the cash were: Friends of the Pound (Tweed) Inc ($1,000); Blind Citizens Australia, Tweed Branch ($ 875); Gold Coast Tweed Regional Committee of CAQ ($300) and Bray Park Neighbourhood Watch ($200).

There were 20 applicants for the second round of funding, which stipulates all applicants must be Tweed based or using funds for a service or activity in the Tweed, that funds are not to be used for a social activity and that no assistance is given to privately owned businesses.


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