Howick spreads grants funds widely

Publish Date : 05 Dec 2023
Brass Band

More than $300,000 was sought by more than 30 groups from Howick Local Board’s grants programme.

Board chair Damian Light says that reflects how hard organisations are finding it to secure funding to support the community work they do.

“That kind of call on our funds simply can not be met, so good groups have missed out altogether and others have received less than they asked for as we have sought to stretch what we have as far as possible.
“On top of that we had more than half a million dollars sought under our multi-board funding round, where organisations and groups that might not be based in a board area, but which operate within it, can seek funding from more than one board.”


  • Auckland Seniors, venue hire

  • Blue Light, Street Smart handbooks

  • Botany Chinese Assoc, venue hire

  • Botany & Flat Bush Ethnic Association, flyer costs

  • Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers, Beach Reserve restoration project

  • Communicare, venue hire

  • Harlequin Music Theatre, sound equipment

  • Howick Brass, Stockade Hill Xmas

  • Howick Gym Club, spotting platform

  • Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre, security cameras

  • Howick Squash Club, renew flooring

  • Howick Village, food festival costs

  • Huntington Park Residents & Ratepayers, Xmas lights

  • Life Education, health programme

  • Mellons Bay School, kapa haka uniforms

  • Pakuranga Athletic Club, various equipment

  • Pakuranga-rahihi Playcentre, shockpad

  • Rainbow Life, stage costs and choreography

  • Sowers Trust, bus hire

  • Special Olympics, transport costs

  • Friends of Mangemangeroa, garden needs

  • Howick & Districts Historical Society, switchboard

  • Young Life NZ, youth worker wages

  • Youthline, training costs.

Multi-board grants

  • Anxiety NZ, community educator

  • Find Your Field of Dreams, transport costs

  • Rainbow Youth, various costs.

The board has a total community grants budget of $387,220 for the 2023/2024 financial year, with $48,000 of that already committed to the Howick Youth Facility.

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