Waitaki Community Groups invited to apply for funding

18/01/2019 8:00 a.m.

​​The Waitaki District Council is inviting local charitable groups and community organisations to apply for their share of community grant funding to go towards special projects and programmes to help enhance their local community. Funding rounds for the first half of 2019 open soon.

Mayor for Waitaki, Gary Kircher said, “This is another opportunity for Council and the community to support the very good work that is being done in Waitaki to make it a better place. Providing organisations and volunteers with relatively modest amounts of funding, often provides great benefits to our people. It is a privilege for us to help enable some pretty awesome projects!”

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Community Group Grants have been established by Waitaki District Council to assis not-for-profit organisations and groups based in the Waitaki District with projects. A project may include one-off programmes, services or activities that benefit the community. Waitaki community group grants have helped community gardens, counselling programmes, scout groups, sporting clubs, kids’ holiday activities and lots more. Applications for Community Group Grants funding close on 22nd March.

Waitaki district creative communities scheme

The Creative Communities Scheme is supported by Creative New Zealand to encourage community participation in the arts, support cultural diversity and enable young people to engage with the arts. Previous rounds of Waitaki Creative Communites Scheme funding have gone towards publishing poetry, art exhibitions, drawing workshops, Christmas in the Park, youth acting workshops and music festivals. Applications close 15 March.

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Geographical isolation, urban drift, lack of employment opportunities, and lack of access to other funding sources have been identified as barriers to participation in sports by young people in rural communities. The Rural Travel Fund was launched by Sport New Zealand in response to concerns raised by Territorial Authorities about the lack of participation in sports by young people living in rural communities. Applications for funding from the Rural Travel Fund can be made by rural sport club teams and rural school club teams within the Territorial Authority region, with members aged between 5 and 19 years, who require financial assistance with transport costs so that they can participate in local sports competitions. Applications close 4 March.

All information including application forms can be found on our ​Community Grants and Awards​ website page, Council offices in Palmerston and Oamaru, and at all Waitaki district public libraries, or by contacting Carole Hansen at chansen@waitaki.govt.nz​.​

Page reviewed: 17 Jan 2019 10:41am