Council grants give back to the community
Pleased: Councillor Goldsmith congratulates Auckland Marine Rescue Centre Trust chairperson Denis Black (right) on their $19,290 accommodation grant.
Auckland City Council has recently put more than $1.67 million back into the community through two of its community grant funds.Our thanks to Auckland City Council for providing this article.
The Community Group Accommodation Support Fund provides financial assistance to community groups to help meet their accommodation costs.
It is designed for groups that cannot access subsidised leases or do not have access to community centres or halls.
The council’s Community Services Committee allocated $1,345,340 from this fund to a number of groups.
One of the big recipients was Auckland Marine Rescue Centre Trust, which received $19,290.
“To receive significant funding towards our rates at this time, with other funding sources considerably down, is just great news and is very much appreciated by the users of the centre,” says Denis Black, chairperson of the trust.
The second fund, the Community Group Assistance Fund, helps groups, initiatives and events that make a positive contribution to communities at a citywide level. A total of $331,910 was assigned from this fund.
“These funds are an effective way to provide support to our communities,” says Councillor Paul Goldsmith, chairperson of the Community Services Committee. “By catering to established, worthy groups and initiatives, we’re leveraging existing networks to provide direct support where it’s needed.”
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