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Community organisations on Aotea / Great Barrier Island have been supported with more than $200,000 in grant funding by Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board.

The board’s recent Local and Capital Grant round saw funding awarded for a variety of projects including $12,650 for 2022’s Great Barrier New Year’s Picnic, through to $50,000 towards an interior fit-out of the island’s St John’s ambulance station.

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Chair Izzy Fordham says boosting the island’s organisations with funding is a crucial part of what the local board does and it’s always a highlight for board members.

“Grant funding is a tangible way that the board can give back to our communities, providing them with direct support to achieve their goals and to carry out their services and operations.

“We’re incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful organisations on the island, and with many of them running off the back off countless hours put in by volunteers, being able to help their work with funding is really rewarding.”

Grant recipients

  • Blue Light Ventures, outdoor survival skills training course, $3764.48
  • Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust, part-time nursery manager wages, $19,500.00
  • Island Screens screening fees for 2021 programme, $2000
  • Destination Great Barrier Island ‘Small Island Big Ideas’ event, $5000
  • Aotea Family Support Group, Great Barrier New Year’s Picnic 2022, $12,650
  • Aotea Family Support Group, childcare at yoga classes, $4125
  • Great Barrier Island Community Health Trust, towards interior painting the community health centre, $36,072
  • Motairere Marae Trust, towards water drilling bore and pump installation, $26,047.50
  • North Barrier Residents and Ratepayers Association, towards the extension of solar recharge capacity at the FitzRoy Boat Club restaurant for the North Barrier residents and ratepayers, $16,836
  • St John Great Barrier Island, towards ambulance station interior fit-out, $50,000
  • Aotea Ora Community Trust, towards purchase of 30 water tanks, pumps and piping for the trust and community, $50,000

More information

Find out more about Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board grants and when you can apply for them at our website