Community Grants 2015

Here is a list of the successful applicants for the 2015 Community Board Grants Fund.

2015/2016 Community Grants

Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community.

Applications for the 2015/2016 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 2016.

Coromandel-Colville Community Board

The Coromandel-Colville Community Board allocated an amount of $13,500 for 2015/2016 to the following organisations:

Coromandel RSA To host 2015 Armistice Day and two ANZAC services in 2016 $1,200
Coromandel Players Production Costs associated with Play $500
Coromandel Youth Support Provision of services $2,000
Coromandel Independent Living Trust Costs associated with consents for establishment of Reuse Centre $2,000
Colville Social Service Collective Colville Arts Festival $1,000
Colville Hall Committee Completion of acoustic panelling on hall walls $1,000
Colville Community Health Trust Purchase of new health equipment  $684
Coromandel Youth Project Provision of Wifi $750
Te Roopu tautoko O Harataunga To purchase new items for playground $1,500
Coromandel Gymnastics Club  Gymsport affiliation fees $550
Harataunga Marae Trust   Water tank for extra capacity at the Marae $575
Coromandel School of Mines & Historical Society To improve lighting in museum $1,000
Grey Power Coromandel To send a delegate to the national Grey Power Conference $740

Mercury Bay Community Board

The Mercury Bay Community Board allocated an amount of $51,510 for 2015/2016 to the following organisations:

Beach Hop Whangamata Rock 'n' Roll Festivial Inc Inaugural Day out in Whitianga - Rock n Roll Band and Marketing $5,000
A Taste of Matarangi Annual Charitable Community Festival $2,000
Mercury Bay Art Escape Open Studio Tour Mercury Bay Region $2,500
Matarangi Ratepayers Association Inc Matarangi Annual Summer Carnival $2,080
Mercury Bay Events Trust - Big Little Circus Big Little Circus FREE entertainment for the communities children $1,200
Mercury Bay Events Trust - Fireworks Display Family Fireworks Display - If all other funds raised $2,000
Mercury Bay Events Trust - Santa Parade Annual Santa Parade $3,000
Mercury Bay Events Trust - Rally Street Party  Rally Street Party - Entertainment $1,500
Whitianga Community Services Trust Funding to assist keeping youth space doors open $2,000
St Andrews Community Church (Mercury Bay Co-operating Parish) To assist with lighting upgrade and maintenance  $1,500
Mercury Bay Community Swimming Pool Trust Installation of swimming pool covers and reel system $1,500
Whitianga Bike Club Inc Contribution to the Whitianga Bike Park maintenance  $1,000
Project Kiwi Trust To expand the parameters of its trapping area $1,000
Mercury Bay Gymnastics Club
Professional development coaching sessions
Mercury Bay Community Support Trust (Day Camp Project)  To assist with the "Day camp" programme $2,000
Kuaotunu Environmental Action (Inc) Quad bike maintenance and trapping lines $1,230
Creative Mercury Bay Trust (CMB) Annual web hosting fee for Creative Mercury Bay $966
Mercury Bay Netball Centre Concrete Pad Materials only Courtside Shelter $1,700
Mercury Bay Museum Lockable security glass cases for artefacts display $1,800
Kuaotunu Hall Restoration of the 1891 historic KFC banner $1,200
Mercury Bay Amateur Swimming Club Inc To purchase a Competition Pace Clock $1,035
The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division Presentation to MBAS and handbooks $600
Mecury Bay Speedway Club Inc Repairs to water truck and cost of first aid supplies and fire extinguishers $5,000
Mercury Bay Community Choir To assist with venue hire, music and sundry costs $1,000
Coromandel Independent Living Trust (Artists in the making programme) New laptop for participants and staff $999
International Day of the older Persons Committee (Whitianga Community Services Trust) To assist in costs for small expo showcasing assistance avaliable to the seniors in our community $300
Lifesaving New Zealand - Eastern Region Regional Lifesaving patrols - Fringe Week tidal service at Hot Water Beach $4,500
Coromandel Film Collective Funding to support the production of a film on Kauri of Coromandel $2,000

Tairua-Pauanui Community Board

At its 2015 meeting, the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board approved $35,695 from the Community Grant fund to the following organisations:

Approved $
Pauanui Community MENZ shed To purchase tools $700
Pauanui Sports and Recreation club  Contribution towards the annual summer series 
Pauanui Preschool Towards gardening materials $858
Coromandel Peninsula Coastal Walkways Boardwalk materials $4,200
Pauanui Surf Lifesaving Club Incorporated To help cover extension of service over summer
Tairua-Pauanui Community Promotions For annual New Year's fireworks display 
Pauanui Business Association To help with Music at the Point $500
Hikuai School                                                To help with Great Outdoors Expo            $1,000           
Tairua Care and Friendship Club Inc  To assist with rent 
Tairua Elim Community Church Trust Children's Light Party  $1,025  
Tairua Information and Community Services Society Inc  To contribute towards its annual summer series event  $3,000  
Tairua School Assoc                           Expenses to Food and Wine Festival           $1,000           
 Pauanui Neighbourhood Watch  Camera expenses $812
Tairua Business Assoc Beautification of Tairua CBD $300 

Thames Community Board

The Thames Community Board allocated an amount of $15,000 for 2015 Community Events to these organisations:

Totally Thames Wearable Arts $740
Totally Thames Thames Santa Parade $700
Steampunk the Thames Thames Steampunk Festival $3,000
CAPS Hauraki Whare Tapere event $1,000 
Rotary Club of Thames Women of Empire $2,860
Thames Musicians Club Art, Music and Performance Festival $5,000 
Thames Youth Centre Paint Party $1,000
Thames Music Group Lunchtime Concerts $700


The Thames Community Board allocated an amount of $25,000 for 2015 Community Grants to these organisations:

Thames South School  Developing a bike track $1,000
Thames-Parawai Playcentre Purchasing chairs $700
Thames Gymsports First aid courses $1,600
The Parenting Place Attitude presentations $600 
Valley Vamps Roller Derby  $500
Rotary Thames Women of Empire event  $4,000 
Transition Town Thames Community firewood project $300
Thames Youth Centre Heating of building $1,811
Steampunk the Thames Workshops $1,789
Thames Hauraki and Disability Resource Centre  Civil Defence Emergency Kits $1,600
Thames Tumble Tots Gymnastic equipment $1,000
Coromandel Independent Living Trust Delivery of the Kiwi Can programme to the 180 students at Thames South School $1,500  
Lotus Realm To help increase Grahamstown Gazette circulation $1,200
Coromandel Heritage Trust  Rack for photo collection $1,500
Te Kohanga Reo o Matai Whetu To help promote Te Reo Maori $1,400
Thames RSA To help with a plinth for flags for ANZAC day $1,500
Thames Mountain Bike Club Incorporated Towards track infrastructre planning $3,000

The Thames Community Board allocated an amount of $9,000 for the second round of 2015/2016 Community Grants to these organisations:

T3 - Transition Town Thames Provision of firewood to needy households in Thames $1,000
Bright Smile Gardens Revitalise Bright Smile Gardens project $500
Totally Thames Trolley Derby $700
Steampunk the Thames Steampunk Festival advertising costs $3,200
Thames School of Mines Workshops on historic paint making $660
CAN DO Business Expo $1,500
Kauaeranga Tramping Club Upgrading Nightingale stream approach $517.15
Returned Services Association To erect a flagpole at the Workingmans Club $922.85

Whangamata Community Board

The Whangamata Community Board allocated an amount of $28,444 for 2015 to these organisations:

Whangamata RSA  To purchase a defibrillator
Whangamata Lions Club  To purchase replacement costumes, lollies, advertising for Christmas Parade 
Surf Lifesaving NZ To extend lifeguard coverage
Ella Williams Trust Contribution towards specialty design software for local business to create surfboards $3,000 
Onemana Ratepayers Assoc Contribution towards plants & Market Day Council permit costs $1,054
Whangamata Bowling Club To replace curtains
Whangamata Croquet Club
To assist with on-going lawn maintenance and mowing costs  
Whangamata Summer Festival Inc. To support the extension of the event programme by contributing to sound & lighting costsl  $2,000
Whangamata Run Walk Festival                           Traffic management costs $2,000  
Enterprise Whangamata To install permanent outdoor mural $4,000
Whangamata CAT Contribution towards a project focusing on managing cats through de-sexing & rehabilitation $1,000 
Whangamata Multisport Club                                                 Contribution towards reconstruction of trails in and around the family fun zone                                                      $2,000                   
Whangamata Youth Forum    Youth Hui costs  $290
SANZ Whangamata Contribution towards the purchase of sanitury fixtures $2,300

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.