Support given to Manurewa organisations

Publish Date : 02 May 2022
Manurewa Croquet Club has received a grant towards maintenance costs for its lawns.

Almost $60,000 in grants has been awarded to community groups by Manurewa Local Board.

Just under $40,000 was awarded in local grants, and more than $19,000 in multi-board grants, made to groups that work in more than one board area.

Board chair Joseph Allan says the grant programme is always over-subscribed. “We had requests that totalled more than $200,000, and all from worthy causes and groups working to help others.

“We just don’t have the budget to support all those groups, and invariably good organisations miss out, but we always try to spread what we do have as widely as possible.”

Groups awarded grants vary from meeting the training needs of Youthline volunteers working with at-risk rangatahi in the area, to maintaining the local croquet club’s lawns, and helping with the costs of a Bollywood exercise programme.

Local Grants

  • Weymouth Residents and Ratepayers, to produce the Weymouth News
  • Road Safety Education, programme for Alfriston College
  • Fur Paws Sake, desexing and vet care for wild cats in the area
  • Mountfort Park Water Polo Club, pool hire
  • Manurewa Croquet, maintenance costs
  • Independent Living, tai chi programme
  • Youthline, volunteer training
  • All Seasons Community Sports Trust, CCTV
  • Muskaan Care Trust, BollyEX costs
  • Manurewa Rugby League, medical supplies, other costs and rangatahi hangouts.

Multi-board Grants

  • Fix Up, Look Sharp, leasing costs in East Tamaki
  • Re-Creators Trust, Community Upcycling DIY Workshops
  • KiwiHarvest Ltd, operational cost
  • David Riley, four bilingual Pacific superhero children's books
  • Social Enterprise Auckland Impact Hub, mentoring costs
  • StarJam, workshop costs
  • Big Buddy Mentoring Trust, operational costs.

The board now has another grants round open, with details available on the council website here.

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