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Source: Auckland Council

YMCA North’s Camp Adair has received $4000 from the Franklin Local Board’s Quick Response grants programme.

The money will be used to upgrade the camp’s hot water system and comes after the camp, which hosts thousands of young people from Franklin and beyond, was awarded $11,127 for wastewater upgrades under the board’s local grants scheme.

Camp Adair at the foot of the Hunua Ranges has been hosting environmental and outdoor education camps for generations but has suffered in recent times from ailing infrastructure.

Board chair Andy Baker says the camp is also being supported by the Lotteries Commission and the board’s grants will allow it to position itself to keep serving the community.

“We are having to be mindful of our spending in the wake of COVID-19 and a number of applications were declined, but some of those were on the basis that there were other funding routes we were able to help with.”

Other successful applicants:

  • Franklin Arts Festival, $3400, website for online arts show
  • Life Education, $1000, workbooks for Franklin schools
  • Blue Light Ventures, $2000, Rainbow’s End tickets for Franklin youngsters
  • Franklin RSA Pipe Band, $845, drum carrier
  • Ararimu Residents and Ratepayers, $2000, native trees for cemetery
  • Pukekohe Business Association, $4000, print and advertising costs
  • Youthline $2000, triage support and volunteer costs
  • Tread Lightly, $360 for towing costs for programmes in local schools
  • Waiuku Business Association, $3950, online domestic tourism promotion
  • Counties Special Olympics, $1692, for operational costs
  • Pakuranga Counselling Centre, $2000, services in Beachlands / Maraetai.