Monster grants round in Manurewa

Publish Date : 12 Jul 2022
A sewing workshop at Retima House was just one of 30 community projects supported under the Manurewa Local Board grants round.

Arts, sports, community, cultural and ethnic organisations have all been supported with Manurewa Local Board grant funding.

Board chair Joseph Allan says it was a large round because funds previously allocated to projects that could not go ahead during the pandemic were returned, allowing more money than usual to be distributed.

“The quality of the applications was excellent, making it a privilege to support so many people. It shows how great the Manurewa community and the people who make it up are.”

Funding was widespread, reaching across the board area and community, supporting all age groups, a variety of sports, playcentres, different cultures and abilities.


  • Weymouth Residents and Ratepayers, newsletter costs
  • Manurewa Business Association, Clendon basketball court
  • Rising Foundation. Manurewa High programme
  • Retima House, sewing workshop
  • Youthline, operational costs
  • Totara Park Mountain Bike Club, track work
  • Shane & Keshni Govender, masters volleyball uniforms
  • Genevieve Sang-Yum, community safety programme costs
  • Graeme Dingle Foundation, Manurewa West School Kiwi Can delivery
  • Shiloh Creative Life Centre, artist fees - Nathan Homestead
  • James Cook High, taiaha and guitars for school marae
  • Southern District Chinese Association, Māori culture promotion
  • Manurewa Playcentre, wharenui costs
  • YMCA, Raise Up youth development – The Space
  • South-East Auckland Senior Citizens, Christmas with other cultures event
  • Weymouth Playcentre, Matrariki and other costs
  • Fur Paws Sake, care of abandoned cats
  • Samoa Laalaa, Clendon health project
  • Upside Down Trust, Gift of Speech – Downs Syndrome
  • Shivarchan Senior Citizens, Stardome costs for Matariki celebration
  • Friends of Totara Park, promotional material
  • Independent Living, tai chi, autumn celebrations and cooking workshop
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manurewa, study wānanga
  • Te Whakaora Tangata, family restoration course
  • Counties Manukau Sport, Youth camp
  • Falelalaga - Education, Cultural Arts Centre, Pasefika Vibes Market
  • Manurewa Youth Workers Support Group, community network support
  • Mobility Dogs, vet costs
  • All Seasons Trust, heat pump
  • Manurewa Football, kitchen equipment.

Access the full grants lists here.

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