Grants help groups serve Papakura

Publish Date : 09 Nov 2023
The Papakura Tennis and Squash Club has received $10,000 for its renwal project.

More than $80,000 has been allocated in grants by Papakura Local Board to almost 30 community organisations.

Board chair Brent Catchpole says despite breaking the $80,000-mark, applications still far outweighed the available budget.

“We have worked hard to ensure our dollars go as far as possible knowing these groups are finding it difficult to source funds. These are almost all volunteer organisations, and we want to show our support for all those who give their time to help others.”

The Papakura Business Association was again supported for the installation and removal of Christmas and Anzac Day flags in the town, while The Rising Foundation also received support for its programme coordinator at Papakura High School.

The board also again committed funds to Papakura Marae for its child car safety restraint programme and made two grants to the Papakura Community Trust Redhill Community Centre, the first to install gates, and the second for CCTV.,

In the sports area, $10,000 was allocated to the Papakura Tennis and Squash Club, which is working towards renewing its facilities.

Other successful applicants

  • Auckland Seniors, event costumes and catering

  • Auckland Basketball, coaching

  • Kura care, coaching fees

  • Counties Manukau Touch, equipment for Bruce Pulman

  • Southern District Chinese Assoc, venue hire

  • Papakura Sea Scouts, jamboree costs

  • Beautification Trust, Eyes on Nature and EcoFest

  • Kiwiora Community Trust, venue hire

  • Papakura Tennis & Squash Club, ball machine

  • Southside, costumes, props, venue hire

  • Manurewa Chess, coaching and equipment

  • Counties Manukau Gymnastics, medals

  • Great Potentials Foundation, furniture

  • Drury United Football, coaching and kit

  • Life Education, lesson costs

  • Te Whakaora Tangata, family restoration

  • Road Safety Education, venue hire

  • Papakura Historical Society, museum equipment

  • Panacea Arts Trust, Real World Living

  • Mountains to Sea, kayak costs.

Two multi-board grants were also made to organisations that operate in the area but may not be based here. The first was to Youthtown for various costs associated with programmes at Bruce Pulman, and the second to the Bravo Company Charitable Trust for costs to deliver a well-being for fathers event in December.

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