Manurewa grants funding allocated

Publish Date : 12 May 2023
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Twenty-four different groups applied for more than $200,000 in funding in the latest Manurewa Local Board community grants round – which had only about $24,000 available for allocation.

Board chair Glenn Murphy says the demand always exceeds what is available, but it was particularly difficult to see the demand almost 10 times higher than the available funding.

“Some terrific groups have missed out altogether and virtually no one has been awarded the full amount they sought.

“Residents are no doubt aware of the financial position Auckland Council finds itself in, but it’s equally true that many of the groups that seek board funding for the work they do in the community are under just as much strain.

“Manurewa remains committed to supporting local groups doing good work, much of it that if not done by these volunteers would simply disappear from our community, which wood be all the poorer because of it.”


  • Independent Living Trust, Wiri and Leabank tai chi costs
  • Weymouth Playcentre, play equipment
  • Falelalaga, Rewawise project
  • Auckland Seniors Support and Caring Group, Wattle Downs event costs
  • Counties Manukau Badminton, junior development schools programme
  • Counties Manukau Gymnastics, medals
  • Weymouth Sea Scouts, camping equipment
  • Youthline, St George St resources
  • L Nathuran, rugby league costs for young players
  • Manurewa AFC, futsal venue hire costs
  • Totara Park Mountain Bike Club, trail maintenance
  • Panacea Arts Trust, Randwick Park art therapy
  • Ronald Hamalala, chess coaching and equipment
  • Ama Manupule-Kuresa Kaisala, volleyball gym hire
  • Action Education, Manurewa High School spoken word workshop
  • All Seasons Sports Trust, affiliation fees.

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