Community Board grant applications are about to close 27 July 2018 With the closing date for our Community Board grants of 31 July 2018 fast approaching, don't miss your last chance to apply. 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 Board 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 that have a positive impact on the community. The grant values available in each area are: Coromandel/Colville Board Community Grants - $35,000 Mercury Bay Community Board Grants - $40,000, made up of Community Grants - $20,000 and Destination Mercury Bay Events - $20,000. Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000 Whangamata Community Board Grants - $30,000 Thames Community Board has been reviewing its grants and has $40,000 available. Applications open 1 August and close 31 August - for Thames Community Board grants only. 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.