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Last chance this year to apply for grants

13 November 2007

Last chance this year to apply for grants

The next round of Wellington City Council grants are upon us. Not-for-profit community groups and organisations are urged to get their applications in by the end of the month.

This is the second round of the financial year, and is designed for projects planned from February 2008 onwards. The funding is available for projects that benefit the city socially, culturally, economically or environmentally. Applications for the grants close at 5pm, Friday 30 November.

Grants Team Leader Jenny Rains says the 2008 Matariki Festival and World Environment Day, which the capital city hosts next June, are among some of the events community groups can apply for funding towards.

“This is the best round to apply for a grant for these events, as groups will then have the time to adequately prepare with the funding they receive,” she says.

One event that received a grant from the July round takes place in a few weeks. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Mokopuna school in Seatoun received a grant to go towards the Festival on the Peninsular on 24 November.

Whanau chairperson Ana Tapiata says the Council supports Nga Mokopuna every year to run the community festival, Te Ra o Kupe, in recognition of the Seatoun area for the Maori explorer, Kupe.

“We are grateful to the Council for its continued support with staging, the PA system, arranging road closures, signage and other things that the grant goes towards.”

The festival, aimed at families and young people, will feature kai stalls, kapa haka, craft stalls, live music and an art exhibition with works for sale. It will be held at Marine Parade, Seatoun from 10am until 4pm. All are welcome.

For more information about grants, including a grants calendar, application forms, seminar dates, past allocations and guides to completing your application, visit or phone the Council on 499 4444.

Wellington City Council General Grant Allocations
July 2007 Round

Cultural Pool

Organisation Name Project Description Amount Granted
A Slightly Isolated Dog (under Bats Theatre) a theatre show with audience headphones $2,950.00
Alfred Hill Trust Inc Dominion String Quartet - recording producing and editing Alfred Hill's String Quartets nos 4-6, for CD release by Naxos $14,500.00
Bharat Samaj Inc a celebration of Diwali $2,000.00
Enjoy Trust for secure storage shelving and realigning of existing lighting track $1,025.00
Glad Eye Productions (under Capital Theatre Prod) to stage play "Guardians" by Peter Morris $3,000.00
Gregory Aim Opera Trust a series of vocal concerts under generic heading "SINGS Wellington" $4,000.00
Karori Festival to run the annual 2007 Karori Festival $5,000.00
New Zealand Comedy Trust Wellington International Comedy Festival $20,000.00
Newtown Festival (Under Newtown Residents Assn) to run the 2008 Newtown Festival $8,000.00
Ngaio Union Church an arts festival in Ngaio based on local artists $2,000.00
NZ Historic Places Trust - Old St Paul's conservation and preservation of "Carr Window" at Old St Pauls $8,000.00
Orpheus Choir arts administration to support the choir throughout 2008 $8,000.00
Playmarket pilot of Wellington theatre practitioner support programme $5,000.00
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Mokopuna for Festival on the Peninsular $5,333.00
Upskill Productions (under Productions Productions Productions Arts Trust) re-mount the 25th anniversary production of "Revenge of the Amazons" $4,000.00
Wellington Circus Trust salary for Executive Officer for Wgtn Circus Trust $10,000.00
Wellington New Chinese Friendship Assn for ballroom and Latin American dancing classes $1,000.00
Wgtn Citadel Salvation Army Band a series of free afternoon concerts over summer months $1,000.00
Young & Hungry Arts Trust Festival of New Works - a youth driven theatre project $10,000.00
Youthdance Education Trust International Dance Day 2008 $3,000.00
TOTAL: $122,808.00

Economic Pool

Organisation Name Project Description Amount Granted
Wellington Creative Markets Limited implement and launching of weekend artist and designer markets $52,000.00

Environmental Pool

Organisation Name Project Description Amount Granted
Albemarle Stream Care Group (under Otari-Wilton Bush Trust) Albemarle Stream Care Group - install walking track and associated facilities $5,000.00
Environment & Conservation Org of NZ two seminars providing environmental education on marine environment $250.00
Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Supporters Group continue planting native trees and kill gorse/barberry from tracks on Makara Peak $4,500.00
Manawa Karori Society plant nursery repairs $4,000.00
Queen Elizabeth II National Trust to fence 22 ha of native forest land adjacent to Karori Wildlife Sanctuary $12,000.00
Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society Inc Marine BioBlitz at Kevin Smith/Kupe Reserve $5,000.00
TOTAL: $30,750.00

Social Pool
Organisation Name Project Description Amount Granted
Autism Intervention Trust continue providing school holiday programmes for children with autism $6,000.00
Brooklyn Residents Association the ongoing maintenance and improvement of services for Brooklyn community $250.00
Challenge 2000 towards manager's salary for delivery of youth & family, community services & programmes $15,000.00
ChangeMakers Refugee Forum position of community development worker to work with refugees $15,000.00
Gecko (under Victoria Uni Wgtn Students Assn) publication of sustainable living guide for young people in Wellington $4,935.00
Highland Park Progressive Assn Inc to organise community projects in Highland Park $250.00
Innermost Garden Inc decontamination scoping exercise at Innermost Gardens $2,700.00
Johnsonville Club Inc. Christmas tree lighting $666.00
Johnsonville Senior Citizens Club Inc for rent and hall arrangements $500.00
Karori Normal School to resurface existing asphalted tennis/netball courts $12,000.00
Mothers' Network (Wellington) Inc. discussion groups for mothers of young babies to build support networks $8,000.00
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre school holiday programme $2,336.00
Operation Green Thumb renovation of Newtown Park Flats community garden $3,850.00
Parent to Parent Wellington Region to provide support and advice for parents of family members with special needs $6,000.00
Post & Ante Natal Distress Support Group (Wgton) towards salary for Coordinator position $10,000.00
Royal NZ Plunket Society - Newtown to upgrade community room & provide emergency support equipment to reduce SIDS & ensure effective parenting $5,415.00
Royal NZ Plunket Society - Newlands/Paparangi construction of childproof fence round front of Newlands Plunket rooms $1,208.00
Salvation Army Wgtn Youth Services Intervention Programme for years 9 & 10 students from Wellington High School $6,000.00
Salvation Army Wgtn Youth Services Transition House emergency accommodation $9,000.00
Sport Wellington Region for advertising a Wellington Buggy Walk event $3,000.00
Squiz New Zealand Ltd Secondary Sight to improve access to education for blind secondary school students $12,000.00
Star Boating Club a history of the Star Boating Club 1866 - 2007 $4,000.00
Te Whanganui-A-Tara Youth Development Trust T/A Evolve Evolve Programme for youth development and recreational activities $8,000.00
Wellington Access Radio Youth Zone Radio $10,000.00
Wellington Deaf Soc Inc salary for a Secretary $1,500.00
Wellington Hospitals & Health Foundation to assist with purchase of uniform vests for the volunteer service at Wellington Hospital $3,500.00
Wellington Housing Trust printing of housing allocation forms and WHT Tenant Handbook $2,520.00
Wellington Independent Rape Crisis Centre Inc salary for Agency Manager $7,000.00
Wellington Russian Club Charitable Trust Russian Christmas Children's Festival $880.00
Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation salary for Client Services Coordinator $10,000.00
Wellington Somali Council Inc towards salary for Youth Development Coordinator $10,000.00
Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society Archive storage costs for annual magazine $800.00
Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society to create and install an interpretation sign regarding the historic reservoir at Manawa Karori. $1,200.00
Wellington Women's Health Collective for cost of supervision for three voluntary counsellors $2,560.00
Wellington Workers Educational Assn salary support for Organiser $5,200.00
Wgtn Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation Society Inc Towards salary of volunteer coordinator $3,000.00
Worser Bay Surf Lifesaving Club To assist purchase of equipment to assist with training $2,195.00
Total $196,465.00


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