2014/2015 Community Grants Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community. Applications for the 2014/2015 Community Grants funding round have been assessed by each Community Board area and allocated as shown below. The groups that have been allocated funding are required to complete the Expenditure Declaration form following expenditure of the grant prior to 30 June 2015. Coromandel-Colville Community Board The Coromandel-Colville Community Board allocated an amount of $13,300 for 2014/2015 to the following organisations: Organisation Project Approved $ Coromandel RSA ANZAC ceremonies 1,000 Kauri 2000 Trust To enhance the entrance to the Kauri Hill Walking Track 1,500 Coromandel Youth Forum Venue hire and equipment 2,500 Coville Social Service Collective Annual Community Festival 1,000 Coromandel Community Organic Garden To provide garden accessories for volunteers and users 500 Koputauaki Combined Community Centres To assist with resources for kapa haka costumes 500 Coromandel Sea Rescue For testing and maintenance of safety equipment 800 Coromandel Youth Support Assn To assist with administration costs 2,500 Harataunga Beach Road Maintenance to the beach access road for public use 1,500 The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division To deliver drug and alcohol programmes to the Coromandel Area School Year 10 students 1,000 Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki To assist with the cost of a touch screen health kiosk 500 Mercury Bay Community Board The Mercury Bay Community Board allocated an amount of $55,818.30 for 2014/2015 to these organisations: Organisation Project Approved $ Whenuakite Country Kids For art supplies for art projects $500 Creative Mercury Bay Trust Contribute towards marketing and publicity costs $1,278 Mercury Bay Recreation Trust For trestle tables and chairs for Mercury Bay Sports Park users $4,951 Mercury Bay Museum - Updating and reprinting Museum brochures $1,645 Mercury Bay Community Swimming Pool Trust Contribution to replace and repair the old cobblestones that have become a trip hazard at the Community Pool $2,000 Te Rerenga School Contribution development of a playground $3,000 Whitianga Bike Club Inc Contribution to the maintenance of the bike park $3,000 Mercury Bay Netball For the purchase of netball post protectors $2,226 Spirit of Coromandel Trust To fund one student to attend a five day course at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuit Centre Course $886 Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard For two wet weather sets of jackets and trousers $1,600 The Parenting Place Attitude Youth Division - For 90 hardwired books for year 10 students to support the positive life skills programme $140 Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Inc Contribution to jackets for life guards $3,200 Order of St John Mercury Bay Automatic External Defibrillator for the Kuaotunu first response St John Group $3,492 Project Kiwi Trust Contribution to cost of kiwi programme machinery maintenance and establishment of the kiwi creche facility $2,000 Mercury Bay Gymnastics Club For gymnastic coaching courses for volunteers $1,400 Whitianga Sea Scouts Purchase of 10 uniforms and contribution to name tape and investiture packs $1,500 Kuaotunu Environmental Action Plan Purchase of traps, bait and maintenance costs of equipment and trap lines $1,000 Mercury Bay Community Support Trust Scaffolding charges, transportation and erection for day camp 2015 $2,000 St Andrews Community Church, Mercury Bay Cooperating Parish Contribution to community programmes $3,000 Mercury Bay Boars Rugby League Club Inc Purchase of 17 Rugby league jerseys $1,230 Kuaotunu Hall Committee Contribution to the development of the hall website $800 Mercury Bay Historical Society Inc Arrange a programme of activities and functions commemorating the 175th anniversary of the wreck of HMS Buffalo $2,000 Whitianga Fun Tri Feb 2015 T-shirts for each participant, trophies male/female and medals 1st 2nd 3rd in each age group $2,480 Whitianga Junior Tennis Open Two day tennis coaching course for kids aged 8-18 $990.30 A Taste of Matarangi Marketing of the event via radio, publications and signage $2,000 Matarangi Ratepayers Association Support for the annual summer carnival $2,000 Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust Contribution to the design and printing of the Mercury Bay Art Escape 2014/15 guide $3,500 Whitianga Community Services Trust Contribution to Youth Space and the set-up of and alcohol-free youth event March 2014 $2,000 Tairua-Pauanui Community Board At its 9 September 2013 meeting, the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board allocated an amount of $34,000 from the Community Grant fund amongst those that applied for funding in 2013/2014 as follows: Organisation Project Approved $ Pauanui Community MENZ shed Second annual event, building from the 2013 event $1,000 Pauanui Sports and recreation club Contribution towards the annual summer series $7,000 Pauanui Library Contribution to additional and replacement shelving for move to new library $2,500 Pauanui Surf Lifesaving Club Incorporated To assist in training and qualifications for volunteer lifeguards $1500 Tairua-Pauanui Community Promotions For annual New Year's fireworks display includes maintenance costs on the community barge $8,000 Hikuai Community Plan Steering Committee To assist in the completion of the Hikuai Community Plan $400 Tairua Care and Friendship Club Inc To assist with rent $900 Tairua Elim Community Church Trust Children's Light Party $1,200 Tairua Information and Community Services Society Inc To contribute towards its annual summer series event $4,000 Tairua Youth Group To assist with acquiring sports gear and the refurbishment of tennis/netball rooms to create a suitable space for youth $3,000 Tairua Wet n' Wild To help towards costs for its second annual event $2,500 Thames Community Board The Thames Community Board allocated an amount of $40,000 for 2014/2015 to these organisations: Organisation Project Approved $ Events Coromandel For the Original Music Competition 500 Surf 2 Firth Events Trust For Surf 2 Firth Bush Marathon 3,000 Thames Society of Arts For the 2014 Thames Arts Festival - Steam Punk Circus Event 5,000 Thames Valley Swim Acadamy For the Thames Fast 25s 2,500 Totally Thames Trolley Derby 800 Totally Thames 2014 Santa Parade 550 Totally Thames Wearable Arts 2014 1,000 CAPS Hauraki Kuranui Community Family Fun Day 650 Te Whariki Manawahine o Hauraki FreNZ Waitangi Day 1,000 Thames Valley Motorcycle Club To repair and re-instate parts of the Rhodes Park motor cross track 2,500 Thames Music Group To meet expenses for 10 Friday lunchtime concerts 500 Coromandel Independent Living Trust Delivery of the Kiwi Can programme to the 180 students at Thames South School 1,000 Figjam Workshops Charitable Trust To run two workshops in Thames: a youth empowered employment workshop and a youth creative empowerment programme 500 Coromandel Heritage Trust To fund the installation of a ventilation system in the Carnegie Building 2,080 Thames Coast Community Kindergarten To build a new, safe , fun and challenging fort to replace the current one 2,000 Turbo Toddlers Purchase of equipment required to run activity sessions 750 Thames Society of Arts To assist with cost of running workshops prior to and during the Thames Arts Festival 1,000 Thames Croquet Club Re-carpeting the club rooms 1,000 NZ Council of Victim Supports Groups Inc Volunteer and staff training 1,605 Thames Indoor Archery Club To buy bows and arrows for new members and the public to hire and targets for the Club 500 Thames Green Dollar Exchange To advertise before each monthly market held at the Grahamstown Hall 500 Thames Mountain Bike Club Incorporated To turn the Karaka/Waiotahi walking track into a dual use trail 3,000 The Parenting Place To deliver positive life skill programmes to Thames High School students 500 Ngati Maru Runanga To help cover the costs of the Thames based learners licence training courses 2,605 Thames Junior Football Club Inc To cover the Council fees to connect a water meter and provide connections for water and wastewater 1,000 The Order of St Johns Thames To purchase a set of tyres for each of the two transit health shuttles 900 Kauaeranga Music Hiring the Kauaeranga Hall 560 Thames Music and Drama To send a delegation to the 55th Annual Conference of Musical Theatre New Zealand in Christchurch in March 2015 1,000 Education and Resources for Students EARS Training Wananga in February/March 2015 500 Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki To purchase a touch screen health kiosk 1,000 Whangamata Community Board The Whangamata Community Board allocated an amount of $25,514 for 2014/2015 to these organisations Organisation Project Approved $ Whangamata Scout Group For the purchase of chairs and camping equipment 1,000 Whangamata RSA To assist with providing a special ANZAC Day Service to commemorate the 100th Anniversary 4,850 Whangamata Lions Club To purchase replacement costumes, lollies, advertising for Christmas Parade 1,000 Thames Valley Motorcycle Club To repair and reinstate parts of existing tracks and bridges due to weather and storm damage 3,500 Riverview Community Gardens on Mayfair To construct a further six raised beds plus vegetable plants 2,000 Onemana Surf Life Saving Club Costs related to cadet lifeguards to sit their exams 800 Whangamata Pony Club To purchase a horse float and jumping equipment and to pay for instructors 1,500 Whangamata Croquet Club To assist with on-going lawn maintenance and mowing costs 500 Whangamata Summer Festival Inc. A donation towards entertainment, sound, lighting and security for 2 & 3 January 2015 5,000 Whangamata Sailing Club Inc. To assist with the purchase of a new 4 stroke motor for the patrol boat which is used to accompany young sailors when they are on the water 900 Whangamata Events To assist with the costs of a traffic management Plan for a multi-sport event to be held in November 2014 2,464 Te Whanau Waka Ama O Whangamata To assist with the purchase of a trolley to transport the waka into the water and two sets of paddles. Paddles the club have at present are on short term loan 2,000 Event sponsorship There are a few ways to access events sponsorship funding: For Thames-based community events please apply for funding via the Thames Community Board Events Sponsorship programme For major events, please apply for funding via the Major Events Sponsorship programme For community based events in the Mercury Bay, Tairua/Pauanui, Coromandel/Colville and Whangamata wards/areas, please apply via the Community Grant programme (on this page), using the "Community Events Application Form" For questions about event sponsorship, please contact Benjamin Day, Deputy Chief Executive.