Funding win for Young RDA

The Centre's horses enjoying their hay.

Young Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has been voted a 2020 Community Choices Champion in Essential Energy’s Community Choices program.

The Young Centre was the only group from the Hilltops region, which was part of Zone 8 in the program. Essential Energy’s network area was divided into 20 zones, with funding distributed between the first six eligible groups in each zone. The winners were determined by the number of eligible votes received for each group.

Voting by the public closed in mid June, with winners announced in early July.

Young RDA was voted in at fourth in Zone 8, delivering a funding win of $1000. The funding is being used to contribute to the feed bill of the Centre’s horses.

“Due to COVID 19, we have been unable to run our normal riding program during school terms. Social distancing is not possible with our students mounting and dismounting horses, however the horses still have to be fed, shod and their general well-being needs to be maintained,” said the Centre’s Publicity Officer.

“Also, due to the virus we have been unable to do our normal fundraising which we do each year to make money to buy hay. RDA is extremely grateful to Essential Energy for their support of our community.”

Stay Connected

    Get in Contact

Hilltops News to your inbox

Sign up now for the latest news from the Hilltops Area direct to your inbox.

You might also like


91 Boorowa Street, Young NSW 2594


Phone 0474 159 981


Phone 0474 159 981


We are always looking for new articles of interest to the local community.

Please feel free to submit an article for possible inclusion in a future issue.

To submit an article, click here to use our online article submission form.


Hilltops Phoenix FacebookHilltops Phoenix InstagramHilltops Phoenix YoutubeHilltops Phoenix Subscribe
About UsJournalistic Ethics and Complaints PolicyConflict ResolutionPrivacy PolicySite MapRSS Feed