Thirteen organisations and community groups have been awarded a combined $11,525 in quick response grants for community projects by Henderson-Massey Local Board.
Quick response grants are offered five times a year and range between $500-$2000. They are awarded for a range of types of projects or programmes from the Arts, community, environment, events, heritage and sports and recreation.
Funded projects in the latest round include $1000 for Henderson North School to go towards transport for the school Motutapu Outdoor Education camp, $1031 for the West Auckland Kiribati Association for venue hire, $700 to help purchase paddle jackets and a wet/dry vacuum for the Adventure Trust and $1500 for 150 disadvantaged and at-risk youth in leadership roles.
Henderson-Massey Local Board Chair, Vanessa Neeson says that the wide variety of grants awarded shows the amount of good work being done in the community.
“It’s always a pleasure to be able to provide grants for projects that make a real impact on our community.
“What’s really great about the quick response grants is that they aren’t huge amounts of money but they make that important difference between a project happening and not.
“The number of different types of applications we have been able to fund this time has been really wonderful. From helping to purchase vital equipment through to helping fund trips that will be extremely positive for the participants, this quick response round has been extremely rewarding.
“With five rounds per year I encourage all small groups and organisations who just need that little bit extra funding to consider applying for one of these grants in the next round. It could make all the difference to your programme.”
Read a full list of the funded projects here.