Hume Coal Charitable Foundation proudly donates $10 000 to Challenge Southern Highlands in 2018

The Hume Coal Charitable Foundation has awarded Challenge Southern Highlands $10 000 in the first round of funding for 2018.

The Foundation’s Chairman, Mr Terry Oakes-Ash OAM, said that Challenge Southern Highlands provides an amazing service to our local community through the support of adults with disabilities and is a deserving recipient of $10 000 in 2018

“I have a great deal of admiration for all the employees of Challenge Southern Highlands as they provide fundamental services to the Wingecarribee Shire through the delivery of local papers, light packaging, garden maintenance, document destruction and the nursery facilities.”

Project Director Greig Duncan said that Hume Coal was delighted to hear that immediately following the Charitable Foundation’s donation of $10 000, the NSW State Government contributed a further $200 000 to the organisation.

The Hume Coal Charitable Foundation offers funding across two rounds for organisations which focus on education, indigenous programs and not-for-profit pre-school child care. Interested organisations are encouraged to apply by downloading an application form at

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Ben Fitzsimmons

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Challenge Southern Highlands Inc (CSH) is an Incorporated Association that was established in 1951 by local families with physically and/or intellectually disabled children. Over several decades, the CSH has nurtured the vocational and life skills of thousands of people.

CSH has provided training in a caring environment and employment opportunities. This has led to greater levels of confidence, capability and independence.

We operate the successful plant nursery, Welby Garden Centre, as a Supported Employment service and offer additional commercial services to local organisations.