Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Quick Response Grant Round Two open

Publish Date : 16 Apr 2024
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Grants that help the community deliver positive outcomes for the local area continues to be a focus for the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

The board’s 2023/2024 Quick Response Grant round two, for grants up to $2000, is open for funding applications and people or groups are being encouraged to apply.

Local board chair Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich says, “We are fortunate to have numerous not-for-profit or community groups making significant contributions in diverse fields such as healthcare, arts, and the environment to name a few; in the wider community of Mangere-Otahuhu, and the board is willing to support them and assist in their efforts.”

The grants will support programmes or projects that meet one or more of the boards outcomes:

  • targeted at growing a confident and sustainable local economy

  • building well connected, engaged and active communities

  • protecting our environment and heritage for future generations

  • celebrating our unique tanga whenua and pacific identities

  • opportunities for our children and young people to grow and succeed, and thrive and belong in safe, healthy communities.

Bakulich says that higher priority is based on projects that include environmental outcomes or help revitalise and increase economic activity in local town centres.

“In addition to this, as a board, we want to focus on funding projects that support environmental and waste minimisation objectives, continue to help increase digital capability, and make our communities safer. We're also eager to lend a hand to projects that encourage healthier lifestyles and provide support to our vulnerable communities," Bakulich adds.

Quick response grants are generally up to $2,000 and are offered up to twice a year.

Applications are open and close 10 May 2024 and applicants can apply here.

For more details on grants and how your application must align with the board’s funding priorities, read more here.

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