Auckland Council’s Planning, Environment and Parks Committee has approved 37 applications for grants totalling $661,130 through the Regional Arts and Culture grants programme and Ngā Hapori Momoho/Thriving Communities grants programme.
The pre-committed funding will be used to support a range of activities and projects that will benefit communities across Tāmaki Makaurau.
Councillor Richard Hills, Chair of the Planning, Enviornment and Parks Committee, says it’s important the council maximises the impact of the funding and every application has been considered and assessed against a number of criteria to ensure it strongly aligns with programme priorities.
“While the budget pressures the council is facing are challenging, we continue to make progress in supporting our communities through our grants programmes.”
Regional Arts and Culture grants allocation
The committee approved 24 applications from arts organisations for round two of the 2022/2023 Regional Arts and Culture grants programme, totalling $366,130.
This grants programme enables organisations, communities and artists to deliver arts and culture projects and activities across Tāmaki Makaurau.
Ngā Hapori Momoho/Thriving Communities grants allocation
The committee approved 13 applications from community organisations for the 2022/2023 Ngā Hapori Momoho/Thriving Communities grants programme, totalling to $295,000.
This grant programme supports community-led projects that can help whānau through tough financial times, improve health and wellbeing coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure our increasingly diverse communities are strong and cohesive.
The complete list of recipients can be found on the council’s website.