Papakura groups get board support

Publish Date : 12 Oct 2022

Sixteen groups will share more than $50,000 in Papakura Local Board grant funding.

Several of the groups received lower levels of funding than sought because the round was oversubscribed, and because grants were sought to fund wages, a low priority for the board.

Board Chair Brent Catchpole says it is obvious community groups are struggling to cover costs in the wake of the pandemic.

“These are groups doing fabulous work in the community and they are clearly coming under pressures. But just as they are feeling the pinch, we have only so much to go around and need to spread it fairly to help as many groups as we can.”

Successful applicants:

  • Supreme Sikh Society, children’s day at Gurdwara
  • Kura Cares, Active Whanau exercise equipment
  • Papakura Business Association, Anzac Day flags
  • Auckland Basketball, coaching and venue hire
  • Well Women, venue hire
  • Youthline, volunteer counsellor costs
  • Rising Foundation, Papakura High School programme
  • Sustain & Enable, Healthier Homes/Energy Efficiency
  • Papakura Community Trust, Redhill Community Centre event costs
  • Graeme Dingle Foundation, Papakura High School programme
  • Auckland Southern District Chinese, Central Park course costs
  • Sustainable Papakura, IT costs
  • Mountains To Sea, sea-kayaking and waste workshop
  • Great Potential Foundation, Papakura vegetable garden
  • Victim Support, Papakura volunteer training
  • Papakura Marae, equipment for Christmas at Marae.

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