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 www.laketaupocharity.co.nz.
Grants were issued to:
|Age Concern Taupō Inc||Monthly 'friendship' group catering/transport||300.00|
|Te Whare Oranga Wairua||Play area for children at refuge house||500.00|
|River of Life Church||Community dinners in Turangi||500.00|
|Dyslexia Support Taupō||Training workshops for students & teachers||500.00|
|Pregnancy Help Inc Taupō||Nappy Bank||500.00|
|Taupō Budget Advisory Service Inc||Safety Training for staff||500.00|
|Turangi Budget Service Inc||Operating Costs||570.00|
|Lake Taupō Sea Scouts (Scouts NZ)||Purchase 4 VHF radios/pouches||640.00|
|Taupō Family Playcentre||Bikes and helmets for Playcentre||740.00|
|Bike Taupō||Kids Bike Taupō programme||1,000.00|
|Taupō Phoneix Rugby League Club||Hireage of changing rooms for 2015 season||1,000.00|
|Great Lake Taupō Hockey||Uniforms for Under 11 and Under 13 rep teams||1,000.00|
|Taupō Rugby Sub Union||Training equipment for junior rugby teams||1,000.00|
|Taupō Cricket Incorporated||New cricket balls||1,000.00|
|Taupō Junior Football Association||Coaches gear (goals, bibs, cones) for training||1,000.00|
|Taupō Netball Centre||New pop up goals/cones/special balls for Junior Netball||1,000.00|
|NZ Schools Triathlon Champs||Timing gear for Champs||1,000.00|
|Taupō Mountain Bike Club||Junior development programme||1,000.00|
|Taupō Squash Rackets Club||Rackets and gear for junior players||1,250.00|