Waiheke grants make a difference where it counts

Last Updated : 04 Dec 2023
Swimming Pool

Waiheke arts and culture, environmental, and community initiatives will be receiving over $62,000 from the Waiheke Local Board following its latest grants rounds. 

The board decided on the allocation at its 29 November business meeting, choosing projects that had the most benefits to the Waiheke community.

Local Board chair Cath Handley says the board takes the allocation of grants very seriously.  

“Even a small amount used thoughtfully can make a big difference to a community like Waiheke and the board is always happy to support initiatives that will do the best for the wairua of the motu.” 

Arts and culture initiatives that received funding this round include $10,000 for improved seating at national attraction the Waiheke Musical Museum, New Zealand’s only interactive music museum, and Waiheke Adult Learning who were granted $3,730 to help with facilitation, music stands, printing and software subscriptions for the Waiheke Orchestra. 

Community groups got a boost, starting with $5,132 granted to the Te Huruhi Community Pool in Surfdale for the purchase of a robotic pool cleaner, and $5,695 to Experiencing Marine Reserves, towards equipment hire and transport for their community snorkel and kayak days. 

In the environment category, Rakino Island Nursery will receive $8,968 to help purchase new water tanks, Waiheke Marine Project will get $4,972 to run community beach-clean projects to address microplastic litter, and Electric Island Waiheke, a group dedicated to the uptake of electric vehicles over diesel and petrol on the motu, will be allocated $4,972 to the costs of an upcoming community forum on renewal electricity generation on the Waiheke. 

You can find the full list of the grants the board allocated at their 29 November business meeting when the minutes become available here

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