Thames Community Board grants available 01 August 2018 Thames Community Board has a community grants fund of $40,000 and invites applications from organisations that provide a community service, activity or event that is not-for-profit. We're taking applications from today and the deadline is 31 August at 4pm. Community grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community. Our district's other community board areas had their grants available for application over July, but Thames Community Board was reviewing its grants at that time. The decision to combine the $25,000 community grants and the $15,000 local events fund into one $40,000 pool will be formally adopted at the Board's 20 August meeting. The grant values available in each of the other Community Board areas were: Coromandel/Colville Board Community Grants - $35,000 Mercury Bay Community Board Grants - $40,000, made up of Community Grants - $20,000 and Events - $20,000. Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000 Whangamata Community Board Grants - $30,000 For the full criteria and application forms, check out www.tcdc.govt.nz/cbgrants2018. To see the 2017 successful applicants and projects see www.tcdc.govt.nz/cbgrants2017.