More than $35,000 has been allocated to nine community groups as part of Franklin Local Board’s grants round.
The Waiuku Business and Development Association received two grants, the first to help with costs associated with an event being organised by Glenbrook Vintage Railway at the Cosmopolitan Club to celebrate the centennial of the Waiuku railway branch line, and a second for traffic management costs associated with the town’s Christmas parade.
Grants to meet the costs of event traffic management plans were a theme of the round, with the Takutai Charitable Trust getting a grant for a plan for the Beachlands Christmas parade, which travels from Beachlands Domain to Sunkist Bay Reserve, and Pohutukawa Coast Rotary for its plan for an event at Te Puru in November.
Meanwhile kids struggling with their homework might have help at hand – or more correctly on wheels – given the board made a grant to the Dream Big Trust for laptops and van rental for a mobile homework centre.
Other successful applicants were Franklin’s RSA, which received a grant for projector equipment, Clevedon Sport for equipment for its Monument Road site, the Bombay Community Group for portable toilet and medical costs for its Farm Run, and Bloom Pukekohe, to assist with costs associated with a relocation to a new home.
The final grant went to Blue Light Ventures towards its Street-Smart Handbook.
The next round of discretionary grants is not open for applications until February. Details of the board’s grants programme are here.
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