Waitematā grants receive extra budget boost

Publish Date : 21 Apr 2023
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Applications are open until Friday 12 May for Waitematā Quick Response grants, and now there’s extra money in the kitty for potential recipients.

An underspend from various projects in the Waitematā Local Board work programme for this financial year prompted the board to reallocate the money towards other initiatives in their April business meeting, including the addition of $10,620 towards grant funding.

“There are so many community organisations doing amazing things in our local area,” says Genevieve Sage.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support them in the work they do to make central Auckland a better place to live. We hope the extra money available encourages people to apply to help fund their project or initiative.”

The additional money means there will be more than the usual $20,000 up for grabs in the current Quick Response Grant round, while some of the extra budget available will top up the latest Local Grant round for which applications closed last month.

Quick Response applicants can apply for up to $3000 for projects relating to arts, community, environment, events, heritage or sports and recreation.

You need to be able to show that your idea aligns with the board’s outcomes and funding priorities. Check out whether your project or initiative might be eligible and apply here.

Other reallocations of budget from work programme underspend are:

  • $12,000 to addressing homelessness, towards a coordinator role for Sunday Blessings
  • $10,000 to gardens, food and sustainability, towards soil and plants to remediate the community gardens network
  • $15,020 to the Urban Ark strategic plan implementation, towards pest traps and tracking tools
  • $6700 towards St David’s Art of Remembrance 2023 event
  • $2190 towards Holy Trinity Cathedral’s service for the coronation of King Charles III on 7 May 2023

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