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Community Grants Committee awards $100,000 in funding

The Community Grants Committee (CGC) of Kaipara District Council has awarded $100,000 to community organisations across the district at its most recent meeting (subs: 23 August 2018), CGC Chair Anna Curnow was delighted with the variety and breadth of applications saying.
“A total of 37 organisations – from the east through to the west applied for various amounts of funding through the Community Grants fund. This year there was a total amount of $100,000 available. It was a real honour to be in the position to assist many of these organisations to achieve their goals. We do not make these decisions lightly. I would like to thank all those organisations that make applications to us for assistance to continue their work in our communities. Council’s vision is to build thriving communities working together and these groups are key in delivering that vision.” she says.
Grants ranged in size from $438 for the Northern Wairoa Genealogy Society for operating costs, right up to $13,680 to go towards the Maungaturoto Residents’ Association for the construction of a Childrens Bike Track on the View Street Reserve, incorporating road signage and marking to help educate young people on road safety and awareness.
A full list of the awarded amounts can be found below.

Organisation Amount Approved
Ararua Hall Committee $ 1,300.00
Baylys Beach Society Incorporated $ 2,550.00
Dargaville Business Forum Inc $ 500.00
Dargaville Menz Shed $ 3,450.00
Hakaru Community Hall & Domain Society Inc $ 2,454.91
Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall $ 7,000.00
Kelly’s Bay Improvement Society $ 6,700.00
Kumarani Productions Trust (AKA Circus Kumarani) $ 2,550.00
Mangawhai Activity Zone Charitable Trust (MAZ) $ 750.00
Mangawhai Museum and Historical Society Incorporated $ 1,649.15
Maungaturoto Library $ 1,646.40
Maungaturoto Residents Association $ 13,680.00
Mountains to Sea Conversation Trust $ 1,000.00
North Kaipara Agricultural Association Inc $ 2,867.64
Northern Wairoa Genealogy Society $ 438.88
Northern Wairoa A&P Association (Inc) $ 7,996.70
Paparoa Community Library Inc $ 12,216.08
Paparoa War Memorial Hall Society Inc $ 3,500.00
Ruawai Community Church $ 1,000.00
Ruawai Community Sports Club $ 10,000.00
Scout Association of NZ Inc - Dargaville Scout Group $ 1,400.00
Upper Wairoa Memorial Park Assn Inc $ 10,000.00
Total $ 94,649.76
Organisation (pending event proceeding as planned) Amount Approved
Dargaville Arts Association $ 2,000.00
Dargaville Dalmatian Cultural Club Inc $ 2,425.12
Kaipara Arts Awards 2018 $ 925.12
Total $ 5,350.24

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