Grants made to community groups

Publish Date : 14 Dec 2023
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Helping Paws has received funding for its de-sexing programme, designed to stop unwanted litters of kittens.

More than $30,000 has been allocated in Manurewa Local Board grants.

Board chair Glenn Murphy says with board budgets reduced it has been impossible to fund the needs of all applicants, which far outweighed the available budget.

“These are groups doing good things in the community, though sadly, the money to support them all is simply not there.

“We have tried to spread the grants as widely as possible, meaning no groups received everything they wanted, although more groups have been able to receive at least some funding to support their work.

A feature of the grants was an award to Te Whakaora Tangata, a group dedicated to providing resources for restoring families.

“They do great work, and it has also been good to be able to stand alongside cultural groups such as the Southern District Chinese Association, and a number of groups providing community programmes.”


  • Weymouth Residents & Ratepayers, newsletter

  • Southern District Chinese Assoc, cultural experience costs

  • Brain Play, library event equipment hire

  • Tōtara Hospice, visitor chairs

  • Youthline, volunteer training

  • Manurewa Seniors, sound system

  • Helping Paws, cat de-sexing programme

  • Te Whakaora Tangata, family restoration programme

  • What Hope Trust, community programmes

  • Warriors Foundation, community programmes

  • Tread Lightly, mobile classroom

  • Manurewa Chess, library club costs.

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