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Youth sports gets boost from Lake Taupo Charitable Trust

Youth sports programmes get a big boost from 100% Lake Taupo Charitable Trust

The Trustees of the 100% Lake Taupo Charitable Trust recently issued $15,000 of grants to 19 local groups and organisations.

The Trust, formerly known as King of the Ring Trust, have been steadily building reserve funds with the intent of making regular grant allocations to well deserving local groups.

“We received 36 applications seeking a total of $84,310.46 in our March grant round,” said Trust Chairman, David Steele.  “We only had $15,000 to distribute so the Trustees had some serious deliberations when we met to consider the applications.”

“We received a number of grants for sports groups seeking funding support for their junior programmes,” said David.  “Twelve of the grants have gone to groups or organisations that work with young people and encourage them to participate in sport or outdoor activities, from mountain biking to squash and just about every code in between.  Collectively, these groups are working with more than 3,000 children and youth across the Taupō district so we’re thrilled to be able to directly support so many.” 

“We were also pleased to make a number of grants to various social services groups who deliver outstanding services into our community,” said David.

The grant recipients gathered at DPA Ltd in Taupo last week to receive their cheques and meet the other beneficiaries.  In addition to these grants, Taupo Golf Club received their cheque of $5,000 for their junior golf programme, as the elected recipient charity from the Harcourts Taupō Ice Rink.

Details on the Trust’s granting programme can be found at

Grants were issued to:

OrganisationPurposeAmount granted
Age Concern Taupō IncMonthly 'friendship' group catering/transport300.00
Te Whare Oranga WairuaPlay area for children at refuge house500.00
River of Life ChurchCommunity dinners in Turangi500.00
Dyslexia Support TaupōTraining workshops for students & teachers500.00
Pregnancy Help Inc TaupōNappy Bank500.00
Taupō Budget Advisory Service IncSafety Training for staff500.00
Turangi Budget Service IncOperating Costs570.00
Lake Taupō Sea Scouts (Scouts NZ)Purchase 4 VHF radios/pouches640.00
Taupō Family PlaycentreBikes and helmets for Playcentre740.00
Bike TaupōKids Bike Taupō programme1,000.00
Taupō Phoneix Rugby League ClubHireage of changing rooms for 2015 season1,000.00
Great Lake Taupō HockeyUniforms for Under 11 and Under 13 rep teams1,000.00
Taupō Rugby Sub UnionTraining equipment for junior rugby teams1,000.00
Taupō Cricket IncorporatedNew cricket balls1,000.00
Taupō Junior Football AssociationCoaches gear (goals, bibs, cones) for training1,000.00
Taupō Netball CentreNew pop up goals/cones/special balls for Junior Netball1,000.00
NZ Schools Triathlon ChampsTiming gear for Champs1,000.00
Taupō Mountain Bike ClubJunior development programme1,000.00
Taupō Squash Rackets ClubRackets and gear for junior players1,250.00


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