Helping paw for mobility dogs

Publish Date : 12 Jan 2024

More than $16,000 has been awarded to community organisations in Papakura Local Board grants. 

Art groups, an organisation that trains mobility dogs, sports and community education providers were all supported. 

Acting local board chair Jan Robinson says it was disappointing to have to turn some groups away, but others were encouraged to apply to later funding rounds. 

“It is always a challenge to make our dollars go as far as they can. Not being successful in this funding round does not mean a group shouldn’t apply again in the future.”  


  • Communicare, arts and craft supplies

  • KiwiOra Trust, dance instructor, and Red Hill venue costs

  • CM Softball, Prince Edward Park maintenance

  • Papakura FC, McLennan Park community musical event 

  • Life Education, workbooks

  • Mobility Assistance Dogs, vet costs

  • Drury United Soccer, uniforms

  • Ainsworth / Gorrie, Youngs Reserve supplies

  • Connect the Dots, art supplies

  • J T Isaako, art workshops.

Papakura has another grants round opening for applications on 19 February. Details are here 

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