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Landmark Makara church, and treeplanters, get $42,000

Landmark Makara church, and treeplanters, get $42,000 in grants

Makara is the big winner in the latest group of grants from the Lion Foundation and Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust (KBCCT).

Karori Anglican Parish receives $30,000 to support earthquake strengthening of Makara’s historic St Matthias Church.

The Makaracarpas receive $12,000 for plants for riparian planting to help enhance the water quality and environs of Makara stream.

Brooklyn Primary School receives $3000 for sports and recreation equipment.

KBCCT Chair Andy Foster says: “Trustees aim to use the funds we have available to support a wide range of projects that will have lasting benefit for our communities.”

KBCCT makes decisions on applications to the Lion Foundation in the area covered by the former Terawhiti Licencing Trust – Makara, Karori, Northland, Wilton, Kelburn, Aro Valley and Brooklyn.

“St Matthias has been a much loved part and a gateway landmark of the Makara community for almost 100 years. It was built in 1921 and designed by Frederick de Jersey Clere who designed over 100 other churches including St Mary’s Karori and St Mary of the Angels in Boulcott Street, as well as residential and commercial buildings such as the AMP building in Hunter Street.

“St Matthias was consecrated by Bishop Sprott whose name lives on in Karori’s Sprott House. In making the grant we were very impressed by the financial support from parishioners and the City Council and are delighted to be able to help ensure the church has a future into its second century.”

“The Makaracarpas are undertaking planting along the Makara stream. We were impressed by their 10-year commitment to date to restoration of Makara stream and estuary, and the support obtained from Meridian Energy. Trustees are also very aware of the national importance of cleaning up waterways.

“We were also pleased to be able to help support Brooklyn Primary School in purchasing new sports and recreation equipment.”

KBCCT was established from the Terawhiti Licencing Trust in 2007. The 5 trustees are volunteers, chosen for their knowledge of and commitment to our communities. One of our foundation trustees intends to stand down and we would welcome approaches from people who would like to join the trust.”

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