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Source: Auckland Council

Puketāpapa Local Board’s Strategic Relationship Grants provide support to local organisations whose work benefits local communities.

“Working together is a vital part of creating communities that everyone can be a part of. We’re keen to continue to support organisations that have a track-record of work that aligns with our local board priorities, through the Strategic Relationship Grants scheme,” says Puketāpapa Local Board Chair Julie Fairey.

Eligible groups can visit the Auckland Council website and see the grants section for more information and to apply. To be eligible, the application will need to meet at least one of the key local board outcomes.

Some organisations that have received funding are already delivering great results in the local board area. For instance, Migrant Action Trust received funding for the Puketāpapa Community Driving School. It is a full-service, community-owned social enterprise dedicated to make driver training more accessible and affordable for youth, women, migrants and former refugees.

“The Puketāpapa Strategic Relationship Grant enabled us to grow our community impact as a social enterprise delivering quality driver training at a competitive price and offering subsidised lessons for refugee-background learners facing the biggest barriers to getting their driver’s licence,” says Amie Maga, Project Manager, Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS) and Trust Manager, Migrant Action Trust (MAT). 

Similarly, the Tread Lightly Charitable Trust received support for their long term goal of raising awareness of the environmental consequences of people’s everyday lives, and to inspire positive behaviour change to create actual environmental benefits such as reduced waste to landfill and less litter and pollutants in our creeks and stormwater system.

The Grant has allowed Tread Lightly to create new programmes and collaborations that have had a positive effect on the delivery of Tread Lightly programmes to local schools.

Get more information at the next Puketāpapa Local Board Community Forum

If your work aligns with the priorities of Puketāpapa Local Board, then attend the next community forum on Thursday, 4 February 2021 from 6.30pm at the Wesley Community Centre. More information here.

Experts will share information on the local board’s Strategic Relationship Grants programme and answer your questions.

To get more information online and to apply, go here.

Grants close on 28 Mar 2021 at 5pm