Community Grants 2016

The 2016/2017 Community Board Grants Fund closed at 4pm on Friday 29 July 2016. Each community board allocated the funding at their meeting in late August.

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

The grant values available in each area are:

Thames Community Grants - $25,000

Applicant's name Project Grant allocated
Thames Community Centre To assist 10 young people with gaining a drivers licence $1200
Thames Petanque Combined Social Group To develop an extra playing area $3000
Thames Anglican Parish Repairs, maintenance and tuning of the pirpe organ in St Georges $400
The Coromandel Heritage Trust Installation of two lockable cabinets in The Treasury $1000
Thames Mountain Bike Club Upgrading the Karaka Tram Track $6000
Thames Parawai Playcentre First Aid training for seven people $900
Thames Tumble Tots Hireage of the Civic Centre Auditorium for the programme Waived Civic Centre Hire Fees
The Order of St John Thames To purchase a set of tyres for two vehicles $1000
The Heritage Events Trust To purchase flags for the promotion and marketing of the 150th anniversary of the Thames Goldfields $4000
Victim Support Travel costs for Thames volunteers $600
T3 Transition Town Thames Hauraki Terrace Project $1500
Thames Be Fruitful Signage for public fruit trees $600
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki 2016 Rangatahi/Youth Summit $800 and waived Civic Centre hire fees
Steampunk the Thames Assistance with running the 2016 Steampunk Festival $4000
Total allocated   $25,000
Total available   $25000

Thames Community Events Grants - $15,000

Applicant's name Event Grant allocated
Sport Waikato Education Trust Sport Waikato Secondary School Waka Ama Distance Champs $500
Totally Thames 2016 Santa Parade $500
Totally Thames Wearable Arts Waived Civic Centre Hire Fees
Bella Street Pumphouse Bella Street Pumphouse Poker Run $1000
St Francis School Thames Christmas Lights Display $4000
Steampunk the Thames Thames Steampunk Festival $3000
Friends of Bright Smile Community Garden Bright Smile Spring Festival $500
Thames Heritage Events Trust Thames Heritage Festival $5000
Thames Music Group 10 Lunch-time Concerts $500
Total allocated   $15,000
Total available   $15,000

 


Coromandel/Colville Community Grants - $13,500

Applicant's name Project Grant allocated
Coromandel RSA To host the community 2017 ANZAC service $750
Coromandel Players Upgrade the lighting system in the theatre at Hauraki House $600
Port Jackson Pohutukawa Maintenance of pohutukawa trees on Port Jackson road reserve $184
Cormandel Business Association Security cameras for CBD * The CBA was asked to provide more information on this project
Colville Community Health Trust Purchase an electric examination table $1776
Harataunga Marae Replacement chairs for the wharekai (dining hall) $2500
Te Roopu Tautoko Purchase and install a solar-powered floodlight for the basketball hoop $2000
Coromandel Gymnastics Club New equipment $900
Coromandel Volunteer Fire Brigade To purchase smoke alarms to install in at-risk homes $1100
Total allocated   * $9810. The remaining $3690 was held back for disbursement in this funding round while the CBA provides further information on their project
Total available   $13,500

Mercury Bay Community Grants - $40,000

Applicant's name Project Grant allocated
Whitianga Bike Park To help fund ongoing improvements $2000
Mercury Bay Community Support Trust School Day Camp $5000
Kuaotunu Bird Rescue Towards large bird rehabilitation enclosure $800
KSAR Towards fit-out costs of new building $2000
Coromandel Independent Living Trust Art workshop in Whitianga $500
MB Swimming Club Towards a starter buzzer $1000
Total allocated   $11,300
Total available   $40,000 (The remainder was held back for disbursement in this funding round)

Mercury Bay Events Grants - $20,000

Applicant's name Event Grant allocated
Fusion Netball Club To help fund their September tournament $2000
Taste of Matarangi Towards marketing costs $1000
MB Seaside Carnival Towards traffic management costs $1000
Whitianga Community Waka Ama Towards marketing and portaloos for event in November $2940
MB Art Escape Tour Towards its ten-year anniversary booklet $2500
Mercury Bay Swimming Club Towards March swimming carnival $2500
Coromandel Classic Towards 2017 event costs $2000
Total allocated   $13,940
Total available   $20,000 (The remainder was held back for disbursement in this funding round)

 


Tairua/Pauanui - $37,000

Applicant's name Project Grant allocated
Pauanui Community Library Contribution towards the cost of portable book display stand $1500
Pauanui Community Menz Shed Inc Contribution toward cost of equipment - purchase of thicknesser $1198
Pauanui Community Office Contribution towards purchase of rabbit control bait $200
Pauanui Neighbourhood Watch and Support Group (Inc.) Cost of insurance for Number Plate Recognition Cameras $812
Tairua Pauanui Promotions Contribution towards costs associated with providing annual New Year's Eve fireworks display from the Tairua harbour $8500
Pauanui Sports & Recreation Club Inc Contribution  towards event costs, traffic safety, plant hire/equipment, booklet for the Pauanui Summer Series programme $8000
Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club Inc Contribution towards Junior rescue tubes $1000
Hikuai School Contribution to media and advertising costs associated with running school fund-raising event $1000
Tairua Care & Friendship Club Inc Contribution for hall hireage for weekly social gathering/luncheon $1000
Tairua Elim Church Community Trust Contribution towards costs associated with holding the community family Tairua Light Party event $1000
Tairua Environment Society Cost of Historic - interpretive signage Te Karo Bay $3700
Tairua Heritage Group (Sub-Committee of the Tairua Information & Community Services Society Inc.) Contribution towards costs for hall and equipment hire, advertising and printing costs  associated with 175th HMS Tortoise anniversary activities $2700
Tairua Information & Community Services Society Inc. Contribution towards Printing, advertising, hall hire, permits, equipment and set up costs associated with the Summer Events programme $3820
Tairua Playcentre Contribution towards the purchase and installation costs of the sandpit cover $585
Tairua Rugby and Sports Club Contribution towards junior netball uniforms and bibs $485
Parents & Friends of Tairua School Association (PFA) Contribution towards the traffic management costs associated with running the Tairua Wine and Food Festival. $500
Tairua Volunteer Fire Brigade Contribution towards the cost of the Combie Carrier device $1000
Total allocated   $37,000
Total available   $37,000

Whangamata - $30,000

Applicant's name Project Grant allocated
All Saints Whangamata Community Church Advertising and prizes for Christmas Eve "Carols in the Park" $400
Arts Collective Whangamata The cost of the Whangamata app annual fee $1000
Ella Williams Trust Fund A contribution towards the development of specialty advanced surfboard technology $2000
Onemana Ratepayers Association Inc A contribution towards the cost of new plants, pest and plant eradication, newsletters, postage and a Market Day permit $1604
Onemana Surf Life Saving Club A contribution towards the cost of lifeguard apparel $1000
SANZ Whangamata Scout Group The cost of the Whangamata Scout Hall lease $403
Trust Waikato Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club A contribution towards Heartstart FRX defibrillators $3000
Whangamata Bowling Club Incorporated A contribution towards vinyl replacement in the club bathroom $500
Whangamata Community Services Trust The cost of strategic advice for external funding applications $2500
Whangamata Community Services Trust A contribution towards the 'Living Without Violence' programmes $1000
Whangamata Croquet Club Inc A contribution towards lawn maintenance $500
Whangamata Lions Club A contribution towards the Whangamata Run Walk Festival including race timing and traffic management plans $1500
Whangamata Lions Club A contribution towards the Whangamata annual Santa Parade $2000
Whangamata Pony Club A contribution towards specialty all-weather arena sand and coaching costs for the 2016/2017 season $1200
Whangamata Spinners & Weavers Club A contribution towards hall hireage and promotion of a two-day non-profit event $500
Whangamata Youth Forum A contribution towards activity resourcing, venue hireage cost and security for a promotional Youth Forum event $850
Total allocated   $19,957
Total available   $30,000 (the remaining $10,043 was held back for disbursement within this funding round)