History of the Valda Twaddle Trust
The Valda Twaddle Trust was formed in 2007 following the death of Valda Twaddle who left a sum of money to James MacLeod and Geoff Burrell to manage in Trust and to be awarded to appropriate community needs as deemed appropriate by the Trustees.
The Valda Twaddle family have had a long association with Lions Clubs International.
Valda was active with the Lions Ladies and her parents John and Ivy Twaddle
Charter Members of the Noble Park Lions Club and her brother John Edward
Twaddle a member of the Forest Hill Lions Club.
Each award by the Trust is presented by the Lions Club of Forest Hill.
The Valda Twaddle Trust seeks to assist those who might otherwise have difficulty in raising the funds for a specific purpose. The Trust funds projects, items or ideas that demonstrate careful costing by the applicant organisation.
The Trust does not usually make contributions toward larger funding projects such as building funds or capital works and makes contributions where funds assist and demonstrate a clear community benefit. The community benefit of a funded project shall be primarily within the City of Whitehorse.
The Trust will make its assessment on the basis of the information contained in the official Application Form. Additional material or attachments will not be considered unless specifically requested by the Trust.
Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of their status as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
Awards are limited to a maximum of $2,500.
Applications are more likely to succeed if they take into account all of the above points.
Applications are open annually in October for a period of 4 weeks. In 2020 we have extended the application period until 31st December 2020.
Applications can be made by downloading the attached PDF form and forwarding by email to firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively you can complete the on line form.
The Valda Twaddle Foundation Guidelines can be downloaded here.
Mr. James MacLeod
Mr. Ian Kennedy