Community organisations in Hibiscus and Bays received $233,000 from the local board’s grants programme in May.
In total, 33 organisations were awarded a combined $126,728 for projects in Hibiscus and Bays ranging from $1000 to $10,000, and another 10 received grants between $1000 and $5000 as part of the multi-board programme for projects working across several areas. A further six grants totalling $83,451, are assisting with planning and developing facilities within the local board area.
Board chair Gary Brown says the grants programme is attracting a broad range of individuals and organisations who make a big difference to lives in the community.
“Our grants touch many lives, are impactful and improve community well-being. It’s incredible to see the wide range of projects such as life tubes for medical records, cricket gear for girls, music therapy, coaching fees and creative workshops.
“We encourage people to learn more about our grants programme and to consider applying, so that we can support projects and events that fit with our board’s priorities in our local board plan.”
A full list of grant recipients for 2021/2022 can be found in the board’s meeting minutes for October 2020 and May 2021.
Grants programme for 2021/2022
The next grant round opens on 12 July. It is for grants between $2000 and $10,000 and is offered twice a year.
A facility grant provides funding to assist with the costs of planning or developing a facility within the local board area. The next grant round opens on 14 February and it is offered once a year.
The next multi-board grant round opens on 14 June. It is for projects working across several local board areas that benefit Hibiscus and Bays community. It is offered twice a year.
The new grants programme is focussed on the priorities set out in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2020, which includes information about important factors to consider when applying for a grant along with activities that aren’t funded or a low priority.