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Howick groups get a funding boost

Published: 22 January 2019

Arts and sports groups have been the major beneficiaries of Howick Local Board’s almost $40,000 in grants.

Board Chairman David Collings says he was pleased to see applications from a diverse range of groups.

“We know finding funding is a struggle for volunteer groups, so being able to help is always a pleasure," he said.

Mr Collings said he was particularly pleased to see a strong focus on water safety among applicants.

Coastguard’s safe boating programme was supported with grant funding, while two schools were helped with costs associated with having their pools open during summer, and multiple sclerosis patients got help with their hydrotherapy programme.

There were also several grants in the arts area and to community groups.

Grant recipients:

  • Auckland Bone and Stone Carving Academy workshops, $2000
  • Uxbridge Arts and Culture, $2600 workshops, and $1500 towards three new theatre productions
  • Eastern and Districts Country Music Club, youth music competition, $830
  • Auckland Seniors, costs for Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, $2000
  • Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre, four productions, $2450
  • River of Life Christian Church Trust, youth holiday programme, $1000
  • Youthline, regional volunteer manager salary, $3000
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society, hydrotherapy programme, $547
  • Auckland Cambodian Youth, youth programmes, $1250
  • Mellons Bay School, costs to open pool, $1700
  • Macleans Primary, costs to open pool, $1700
  • Shiloh Life Centre, workshops around healthy lifestyles workshops, $500
  • Children’s Autism Foundation, workshop and home-based consults, $2966
  • Life Education, workbooks for local students, $3000
  • Coastguard, life-jackets for safe boating programme, $680
  • Youth and Community Development Trust, Neighbours Day event, $2000
  • Pakuranga Tennis Club, tennis programmes, $1977
  • Howick Gymnastics Club, rental costs, $3000
  • Cockle Bay Tennis Club, court net posts, $1300
  • Pakuranga Athletic Club, junior track and field open day, $2500.