Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Community projects throughout the Region to receive grants

MEDIA RELEASE
Horizons Regional Council


Friday 26 October 2012

Community projects throughout the Region to receive grants

Eleven community groups from throughout the Region are to receive grants funding for their projects under Horizons Regional Council’s community grants programme.

This is the second round of community grants with the first round seeing native planting, walkway development, plant propagation and management projects receive grants.

The programme was established to support community groups, schools, early childhood centres and iwi/hapu groups, with projects that enhance the region and encourage more people to engage with the natural environment. $20,000 was up for grabs, with the council receiving requests totaling over $133,000.

“Our second round has shown us once again that there are so many groups involved in interesting and innovative projects that encourage our communities to make the most of what our Region has to offer,” says Horizons chairman, Bruce Gordon.

“It’s fantastic that we can get behind a small number of these groups and help them achieve their goals. Many of these projects have volunteers and other funding ready to go, so with a little extra help from us they can really get underway.”

“By pooling resources we are able to offer assistance to more projects and spread the benefit of these grants throughout the Region. Together we can achieve more.”

The successful applicants in this round were:
- Bainesse School (Horowhenua) – Native hillside redevelopment
- Kimbolton School (Manawatu) – Greenhouse construction
- West End School (Palmerston North) – Tawhirihoe Reserve and Tangimoana-Himatangi Beach project
- Friends of Waitoetoe Park (Palmerston North) – Enhancement of Waitoetoe Park
- Taihape Area School (Rangitikei) – Develop gully into amphitheatre
- Pahiatua School(Tararua) – Carnival Park restoration and rehabilitation
- Apiti School (Manawatu) – Revamp and revitalise the growing unit
- Ngamatea School (Wanganui) – Continue developing wetlands area
- Progress Castlecliff’s Coast Care (Wanganui) – Stabilise Castlecliff dunes with native plants and enhance biodiversity of the dunes
- Castlecliff School (Wanganui) – Development of Robin’s Nest
- Owhango Bee Keepers Association (Ruapehu) – Purchasing of bee hives

Applications for the next round of funding will open in August/September 2013.

For further information on community grants please visit www.horizons.govt.nz or phone Horizons on 0508 800 800.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news