Board funding making a difference in North Shore

Last Updated : 31 May 2023
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The Phab crew received an $8000 grant from the board

Over $100,000 of funding has been delivered to 30 community groups in Devonport-Takapuna Local Board’s latest grants round. 

Local Board Chair Toni van Tonder says the grants are often an invaluable resource to local community groups.

“Often, these grants can make the difference between a local project happening or not and even smaller grants can really make a huge impact in a local community,” van Tonder says.

Here are a few highlights of groups receiving funding from Devonport-Takapuna Local Board’s latest local and multiboard grants round. 

Local support groups got a boost including Phab, an organisation that supports social opportunities for people with disabilities receiving $8000 toward its administration costs. Age Concern also received $5000 from the board to help deliver support to elderly migrants on the North Shore in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Japanese.

The board also put $1500 toward Bellyful, a volunteer service that delivers free meals to families with babies or young children that need support, and $2000 to Yes Disability Resource Centre towards the construction of a driving simulator.

Takapuna Winter Lights will be returning in July

Takapuna Winter Lights will be returning in July

In the events space, the Takapuna Winter Lights Festival will be returning to the shore this year with the board contributing $8000 towards its delivery. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival will also receive $2450 toward venue hire while Matariki events in Bayswater and Devonport will receive $6000.

For a full list of the grants awarded in the last round, check the minutes from the 9 May Business Meeting

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