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Source: Auckland Council

Nine community organisations have been awarded a total of $8136 in funding in the latest round of the Henderson-Massey Local Board Grants programme.

Funding awards went to organisations including $1300 for Plunket for a new carpet in the clinic room in Te Atatu Community House, $1000 for Gym Zone to run activation sessions for schoolchildren in local parks, $1000 for CARE Waitakere Trust for non-perishable food items for the Te Atatu Community food bank.

Making a difference

Henderson-Massey Local Board Chair, Vanessa Neeson says that it shows that local board grants can really make a difference.

“We see each time we do a funding round I’m blown away by the sheer amount of diverse work going on in the community across a really broad range.

“It is also a reminder that even though we aren’t talking about huge amounts of money, every dollar counts and can make a difference to so many people and help make programmes and help for the people in the community who need it most.

“Often we receive applications for projects that just need that extra bit of support that will enable them to do brilliant things in the community. We are happy to help.

“So make sure that if you run a community project that needs a little extra helping hand, a Local Board Grant could be just the ticket.”

Types of grant

There are two types of grants available – Quick Response Grants, which range from $500-$2000, and Local Board Grants, which range from $2000-$5000.

Grants are generally available once or twice a year, and projects must align with the board’s outcomes and funding priorities.

Applications for the next round of local grants open in February 2022.

Visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/grants to find out more about grants and how to apply.

MIL OSI