If you are part of an organisation that provides a community service, activity or event that is not for profit, you could be eligible for one of our community grants. Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community. Each Community Board area has a contestable grants pool to encourage and support not-for-profit organisations which have a positive impact on the community. The grant values available in each area are: Thames Community Grants - $25,000 Thames Community Events Grants - $15,000 Coromandel/Colville Community Grants - $13,500 Mercury Bay Community Grants - $20,000 Tairua/Pauanui Community Grants - $37,000 Whangamata Community Grants - $30,000 The grants allocated in each area are: Thames Community Board Community grants: Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Thames Community Centre To assist 20 people to get their driver's licence. $1,200 Ngati Maru Runanga To assist with the cost of running weekly wananga to teach Hauraki Waiata and Reo. $2,300 Te Puru School To create a garden at the school for recreation and play for students and community $5,000 Order of St John To cover costs for two free workshops focusing on sports first aid $600 Friends of Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve Trust For the delivery cost to provide the Experiencing Marine Reserve programme for a school in the District $1,200 Bright Smile Community Garden To purchase tools and equipment $950 Thames Coast Community Kindergarten To pay for building consent fees for extending existing building and installing a new kitchen, staff toilet and storage areas $3,000 *The Coromandel Heritage Trust To part fund a project to catalogue and present the collection of A&G Price Foundry records $3,000 *Thames Museum Society To mount an exhibition to preserve the stories of A&G Price Foundry $6,000 *These two grants are conditional upon the two groups working together to catalogue/preserve and present these records The full list of groups which applied for grants is here. The Board retained $1,750 of its $25,000 grants fund to allocate later in the 2017-18 financial year. Events grants Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Thames Christmas Wonderland Christmas event at the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre $5,000 Thames Music Group Friday midday concerts $900 The full list of groups which applied for grants is here The Board retained $9,100 of its $15,000 events fund to allocate later in the 2017-18 financial year. Coromandel-Colville Community Board Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Coromandel Community Organic Garden Bio-intensive workshop and garden materials $1,200 Coromandel Independent Living Trust Travel costs to support Kiwi Can programme being delivered in Colville and purchase of a speaker $1,827.59 Coromandel RSA Hosting of RSA services and provision of safe and watertight storage facilities $2,500 Coromandel Flying Club To purchase a trail camera $400 Parenting Place To deliver three Attitude presentations and provide handbooks to CAS Year 10 students $403.20 Coromandel Netball Centre To purchase netball equipment for both junior and senior netball in Coromandel $500 Coromandel Community Preschool To purchase a teepee to assist with the development of an outside programme $2,000 Adventure Racing Coromandel To purchase equipment to assist with track clearing for events $2,256 Coromandel Players To install stairs to the attic in the theatre $700 The Board retained $1,713.21 of its $13,500 fund to allocate later in the 2017-18 financial year. Grant to be provided from the Cultural & Heritage Fund: Applicant's name Project Cost School of Mines and Historical Society To purchase copies of photographs and digital equipment to provide records specific to Coromandel $632.45 The full list of groups which applied for grants is here. Mercury Bay Community Board Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Off Beat Theatre company installation and purchase of black-out curtains $2250 The Parenting Place "Delivery of Attitude," presentations at the Mercury Bay Area School. $400 Mercury Bay Business Association Christmas lights for the town centre $2000 Whitianga Scouts Architect fees for its new den. This is because they have raised $114k themselves but needed an additional $6k to apply for other external funding $6000 Mercury Bay Community Support Trust Day camp set-up costs $3000 Whitianga Half Marathon Set-up costs $2500 Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival Set-up costs $560 Matarangi Ratepayers Association Promotion and prizes for its summer carnival $1000 $17,710 was allocated out of the Board's $20,000 community grants and $20,000 events funds. Grants to be provided from the Cultural & Heritage Fund: Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Mercury Bay Museum Trust Upgrade of its Dairy Factory exhibition $3000 Kotare Reserve Memorial Garden Trust Help towards build an entrance wall, historical wall and the first memorial wall along with initial planting and landscaping $1500 The full list of groups which applied for grants can be found here. Tairua-Pauanui Community Board Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club Purchase a new Mercury Engine Stand to transport equipment $300 Tairua-Pauanui Community Promotions New Year's Eve fireworks display $8,000 Tairua Care & Friendship Club Inc Venue rental $1,000 Pauanui Sports & Recreation Club Inc Summer Series $8,000 Walk Tairua Society Inc Signage for Pepe Walkway and pedestrian refuges from golf balls for health and safety purposes $1,500 Coromandel Peninsula Coastal Walkways Society Inc Maintenance and upgrade of tracks $1,000 Tairua Wet n Wild Permits, health and safety costs, insurance for event $2,320 Pauanui Community Menz Shed Parachute Drop event $2,000 Tairua Information Centre Security camera costs and support $1,200 Pauanui Neighbourhood Watch Help with vehicle recognition cameras costs and support $1,864 Tairua Information & Community Services Inc Summer Event Programme $3,500 Tairua Elim Church Trust Annual Light Party $1,000 Pauanui Community Office Pest control bait $116 Pauanui Business Association - Experience Pauanui Development of Paradise Coast Brand $2,500 Tairua Troubadors Tairua Hall Hire $1,200 City Surf Series Ltd Event expenses for Pauanui Stand Up Paddle-Board Surf Race $1,500 The Board allocated all of its $37,000 grants fund. The full list of groups which applied for grants is here. Whangamata Community Board Applicant's name Project Grant allocated Onemana Surf Life Saving Club Purchase of digital radios $1,000 Whangamata Scout Group Annual lease costs $403 Whangamata Surf Life Saving club Inc. Training equipment for Junior Surf Lifesaving $1,000 Ella Williams Trust Surfing equipment $2,000 All Saints Community Church Christmas Eve "Carols in the Park" community event $600 Whangamata Community Services Trust Stock cars for youth-focused initiative $5,000 Onemana Ratepayers Association Seating for meeting room $500 Onemana Ratepayers Association. Replace of community notice board $3,000 Whangamata Croquet Club Inc. Lawn maintenance costs $1,000 Whangamata Lions Club Inc Annual Christmas tree forest and Santa's Grotto $2,000 Parenting Place Attitude Youth Division. Youth drug and alcohol education programme booklets $300 Whangamata RSA Le Quesnoy Battle Pins $2,000 Whangamata Community Swimming Pool Supply and installation of finger directional signs $1,500 Whangamata Lions Club Inc. Traffic Managements Costs for Run Walk Festival. $3,045 The Board retained $6,652 of its $30,000 fund for allocation later in the financial year. The full list of groups which applied for grants can be found here.