Twenty-two community organisations have been awarded a share of $100,000 by Kaipara District Council. The awarded funds include $12,515 for Te Kopuru Community Development Trust to install a water tank, guttering and new water pump in the Te Kopuru Community Gardens on the Pouto Peninsula.
The Helping Paws Charitable Trust Other received $4415 for weather and rodent-proof storage facilities for food, litter, bedding and cleaning supplies; Te Roroa Development Charitable Trust received $9026 for a water tank, nursery benches and supplies to build a potting mix bay for their native tree nursery; Dargaville Playcentre received $2415 for a shade sail to ensure a sun safe learning and play area for tamariki; and Kaipara Abuse Prevention received $4500 for the annual rental cost of their Whanau Focus Centre.
The community grant committee said it was impressed with the array of organisations, projects and services applying for the grants this year, and the contributions they were making to Kaipara communities.
A full list of recipients is available at www.kaipara.govt.nz/residents/community-funding/community-grant