Community ventures bolstered by Council-controlled fund
25 September 2013
Community ventures bolstered by Council-controlled Trust fund
More than $100,000 has been invested into the community via grants from the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust.
The Trust met earlier this week and approved four requests for funding from community groups around the district.
The Trust Chair, Councillor Dynes Fulton, said the Trustees were pleased to give out the first round of grants and believed that the recipients’ projects would benefit the wider community.
• Huntly Lions Club was granted $40,000 to go towards the cost of building a Poppet Head monument in Huntly. The monument is in memory of the 43 miners who died in the Ralph’s Mine disaster in 1914 when a miner's light ignited gas.
• A project to construct the Allan Turner Memorial Walkway also received $40,000. The walkway is a Council project that will link the Tamahere community with the Matangi community via Woodcock Road and Fuchsia Lane across the Mangaharakeke Stream. The walkway is dedicated to Allan Turner, a former Council employee who passed away in 2012, in recognition of his passion and support for green space and walkways throughout the Waikato district.
• Ngaruawahia Rugby League Club receives $19,000 to replace the Club’s power supply switch board.
• A further $20,000 went to the North Waikato Crime Prevention Technology Trust for security cameras in Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Tuakau and Raglan.