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Last Chance For Skycity Grants

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March 4, 2008

Last Chance For Skycity Grants


The SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust annual funding round is closing soon and charitable organisations are urged to get in quick and apply for a 2008 grant.

Applications close on Friday March 28 2008, and SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust Chairperson, Jock Irvine, says the Trustees are looking for grassroots projects that focus on making a positive difference in the local community.

"The Trust is especially interested in receiving applications that focus on health, community welfare, arts, culture and entertainment.

"We support a range of projects - big and small - from the greater Auckland and Northland community."

Successful recipients will be notified in June 2008.

Since 2003 the SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust has donated more than $173 million to 930 community groups.

Highlights in last year's funding round include:
* $100,000 to the North Shore Hospital Foundation towards specialist equipment for the hospital's cardiac investigation and treatment service
* $25,000 to Bring it On towards sound and lighting hire for the high school based urban dance competition
* $21,000 to Lopdell House Society for new lighting system for the Waitakere Art Gallery
* $17,383 to the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre for the purchase of two new inflatable boats
* $11,880 to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to train a puppy for an Auckland recipient
* $4,000 to Computer Clubhouse Trust towards new chairs and training equipment for the Otara after school Computer programme
* $3,000 to Bailey Road School in Mt Wellington for the Books in Homes programme
* $1,900 to Age Concern Mid North for their 'Safe with Age' driving refresher courses.

For more information on how to apply go to www.skycityauckland.co.nz


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