Grants help Upper Harbour groups

Publish Date : 04 May 2023
Grants help Upper Harbour groups
Last year, Herald Island Residents and Ratepayers Association received funding for 125 chairs for the refurbished hall and fire station.

Community groups received over $69,149.50 from Upper Harbour Local Board grants in April, with the programme heavily over-subscribed.

Chair Anna Atkinson says grants applications almost reached $284,000 in the latest round, far exceeding the available budget.

“Our community groups make a huge contribution to our area, and we are very grateful to them.

“We see the difference that grants make to our community and while the amounts granted may seem small, to the groups it can make a big difference.”

In total, 22 organisations were awarded grants ranging from $1000 to $15,000 for a wide range of projects and events.

Grants are assisting with reducing waste to landfill, multicultural events, youth programs, first aid training, budgeting, meal production, sports events and capital projects.

Grants recipients

  • New Zealand BaiYun Beijing Opera Society Incorporated, $2500, weekly event costs
  • Business North Harbour, $4918, food waste programme costs
  • Tauhinu Sea Scouts, $12,725, boatshed building consent fees
  • Kaipātiki Project Incorporated, $2000, Eco Hub costs
  • Tennis Seniors North Harbour, $2490.50, indoor tournament costs
  • Sustainable Paremoremo Group, $1000, first aid training costs
  • East Coast Bays Association Football Club, $3250, coach and development manager fees
  • Sarah Benbow, $2000, Greenhithe Lunar New Year 2024 event costs
  • North Shore Budget Service, $2000, equipment for mentor sessions
  • Greenhithe Residents Association, $15,000, Greenhithe Village Community Hall renewal project
  • Greenhithe Football Club Inc., $2100, Wainoni Park match officials and referee fees
  • Greenhithe Riding For The Disabled Association Incorporated, $2929, clubroom relocation project
  • UpsideDowns Education Trust, $1800, session costs
  • Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust, $3500, Youthline Helpline costs
  • Harbour Sport, $3937, Student Leadership and Coaching Day, and Girls Festival Day costs
  • Bellyful New Zealand Trust, $1000, meal production and service delivery costs
  • The StarJam Charitable Trust, $1000, for workshop costs
  • Deaf Action New Zealand Inc, $1000, for sign language club costs
  • The Operating Theatre Trust trading as Tim Bray Theatre Company, $1000, for ticket and bus costs
  • Garden to Table Trust, $1000, for staff costs
  • North Shore Brass Inc, $1000 for Centennial Concert costs and LED lighting for facility upgrade
  • PHAB Association (Auckland) Incorporated, $1000, various costs for Community Recovery and Revitalisation - North project.

Details of the applications are in the agenda of the board’s April business meeting.

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