Over $55,000 awarded to Puketāpapa community

Publish Date : 02 Jun 2023
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At the May 2023 business meeting, Puketāpapa Local Board approved 20 applications from organisations for operational costs that help deliver benefits for the community.

Puketāpapa Local Board Chair, Ella Kumar finds allocating grant funding can be tough as all applicants do outstanding work, however the board prioritises applications that align with its objectives for the area and its community.

“It’s a good outcome for the board to fund groups that help wider parts of our rohe so together we can serve the rest of the community,” says Chair Kumar.

More than $290,000 of grants funding was requested in this round. With that figure far exceeding the available budget, some applications were declined, and others were partly funded.

Among the successful applicants were Roskill South Kindergarten for funds towards a Māori liaison, storybook transcription and printing; Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust to contribute costs to deliver their Taylors Bay event; and No. 3 Roskill Theatre to fund stage rental and set-up. Funds are allocated to groups across various sectors such as arts and culture, community, environment, events and sport and recreation.

Grant funding was allocated to the following entities:

  • Anxiety New Zealand
  • Asthma New Zealand
  • Auckland Kindergarten Association - Roskill South Kindergarten
  • Auckland Softball Association
  • David Riley – author of Reading Warrior
  • Garden to Table
  • Hillsborough Community Trust
  • Kāhui Tū Kaha
  • Kiwi Arab Incorporated
  • Marcus Atherstone – Raise Up events
  • Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust
  • New Settlers Family and Community Trust
  • New Zealand Eid Day Trust
  • OutLine Aotearoa
  • Pet Whisperer Rescue Trust
  • Roopa Aur Aap Charitable Trust
  • SparklEvents NZ
  • Witkamp Incorporated (Three Kings Judo Club)
  • YMCA North
  • Young Workers Resource Centre

The full list of applicants in the Puketāpapa local grants round two 2022/2023 can be viewed here.

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