More than $95,000 is going toward events, sports, arts environmental initiatives and community groups in the Devonport-Takapuna area following decisions by the local board in its latest grants round.
Local board chair Toni van Tonder says grants are an important way that the board can make targeted, positive impacts on the community.
“Great things can come of out even small initiatives if they are given the right level of support, and the board is proud to help these community groups in the work they do for people on the shore.”
Here’s a round-up of some of the projects funded in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board’s latest local and multiboard grants round.
In the arts and culture space the board granted $2500 to the Christmas morning production of End of the Golden Weather on Takapuna Beach, a much-loved tradition in the area. $5000 also went to Depot Artspace for sound equipment, $4000 to the Piki e te Tūārā Ascend the Threshold 2023 Sculpture Symposium at Lake House Arts and $3,500 towards Smoky Mirror Arts, an inclusive performing arts company run for and by young people with disabilities.
Community ventures got a boost that includes $4000 to refurbishments of the Takapuna croquet club, $6150 to the Sunnynook Community centre to upgrade their security systems and $4000 towards a water tank, table and seats, fruit trees, glasshouse louvres and laptop at the Forrest Hill Community Garden.
Environmental projects were supported with $5000 going to Milford Mariners for storm debris removal at Wairau estuary, $4000 to Pupuke Birdsong Project and Takapuna North Communities Trust for snorkelling, kayaking and weaving workshops at Killarney Park and $2,350 to Experiencing Marine Reserves’ Discover Takapuna Reef event.
Locals can look forward to a range of events with $7000 going to the Devonport Lions for management of the Devonport Christmas Parade and Festival, $2000 to the North Shore Fun Run managed by Harbour Sport and $5000 to the New Zealand China Trade Association for Year of the Dragon Celebrations.
Sport and recreation groups are catered for with $4000 going to heat pumps at the Glenfield Rugby League Club in Sunnynook Park, $1000 towards a tennis ball machine at the Ngataringa Tennis Club and $2000 for lifeguard services for the North Harbour Triathlon Club Swim Run at Takapuna beach.
Find the full list of grants awarded by the board in the minutes from their October Business meeting.
Find out more about the grants offered by the board here.
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