Culture and community supported by grant

Publish Date : 29 Jun 2016
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Kids learning rangoli art at Pah Homestead Community Day.

Celebrating a diverse community, supporting local creative groups and encouraging participation has been the goal of Pah Homestead Community Day – an event held in central Auckland suburb Hillsborough.

The family-friendly fun day received a boost when the organisers’ application for a community grant was approved.

Applying for a grant

Each of Auckland’s local boards operates a grants programme for projects and initiatives that benefit local communities. Applications for many areas are open now or will open soon.

Find out more about applying for a community grant

Funding helped event go further

Last September’s community day featured a range of activities including cultural workshops with flax weaving and rangoli art, performances of jazz, kapa haka and a string orchestra from Lynfield College, Mt Roskill Grammar and Monte Cecilia Primary, and art displays from local high schools.

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A local school performing at Pah Homestead Community Day.

The event attracted over two thousand visitors, which was 800 more people than the previous year.

“Our biggest highlight was the increase in attendance and the fantastic feedback we received from our community,” says event organiser, Zoe Hoeberigs from Wallace Arts Trust.

“Many of our visitors complemented Wallace Arts Trust and Auckland Council for putting on an event with a direct purpose of celebrating the cultural diversity in our community.”

A number of attendees stayed for the entire time to enjoy the many free activities on offer.

Puketāpapa Local Board contributed to the success of Pah Homestead Community Day by helping fund the entertainment.

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Find out more

To find out how a local board community grant could help your organisation, visit our community grants page or call Auckland Council on 09 301 0101.

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