Board grants help at local level

Publish Date : 06 May 2024
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Waiheke Primary school received $5000 to kick start their Garden to Table programme.

Over $30,000 was allocated to community groups in the Waiheke Local Board’s April grants round. 

Examples of groups that received funding within the Sport and Recreation category include the Waiheke Sea Scouts, who received $2000 towards sailing and safety equipment, and Omiha Sport and Recreation Society, who received $4000 towards resealing of the historic tennis courts at 9 Valley Road -- part of a wider community effort to stop them being demolished. 

Groups with a community focus also benefitted, starting with the Rape Prevention Education Whakatu Mauri Trust, who received $6,500 towards their operations on Waiheke, and the Waiheke Island Supported Homes Trust who were granted $3000 toward a garden shed for Wish Garden Project at 59 Bay Road.  

The Ostend Medical Centre was also allocated $5000 to help with the setup of a dedicated treatment room for patients receiving special therapeutic support free of charge, while Waiheke Primary school received $5000 to kick start their Garden to Table programme. 

The full list of grant applicants is available here.

Waiheke Local Board Chair Cath Handley says, “We got a huge number of applications this time, so the board thinks carefully about these decisions to make sure they align with our goals and support projects that give the most bang for our buck when helping people on the motu. 
"While we can’t approve everything, we encourage people to keep applying for the next round.” 

The board’s Quick Response Grants are currently open for applications until 17 May.  

Find out more and apply here.

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