2013/2014 Community Grants Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community. Applications for the 2013/2014 Community Grants funding round have been assessed by each Community Board area and allocated as shown below. The groups that have been allocated funding are required to complete the Expenditure Declaration form following expenditure of the grant prior to 30 June 2014. Coromandel-Colville Community Board At its 9 September 2013 meeting, the Coromandel-Colville Community Board allocated an amount of $17,500 from the Community Grant fund amongst those that applied for funding in 2013/2014 as follows: Organisation Project Approved $ Coromandel Flying Club Helipad for use of air ambulance, search and rescue and future tourism 4,142 Colville Hall Committee To install acoustic wall covering in the Hall 1,000 Spirit of Coromandel Trust To send four youth to the Outdoor Pursuit Centre in Turangi 1,658 Coromandel Players To improve the lighting system at the Hauraki House theatre 500 The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division To deliver two positive life skills presentations at Coromandel Area School 500 Coromandel Artstour To assist with the marketing and production of the Artstour event book 4,500 Coromandel Independent Living Trust To support the planning and development of a social housing project 4,500 Coromandel RSA To support hosting/catering of Armistice Day 2013 and ANZAC 2014 700 Mercury Bay Community Board At its 10 September 2013 meeting, the Mercury Bay Community Board allocated an amount of $55,000 from the Community Grant fund amongst those that applied for funding in 2013/2014 as follows: Organisation Project Approved $ St Andrews Church Op Shop To pay for the disposal of rubbish that is left at the door 375 Mercury Bay Community Support Trust Day Camp 3,450 Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust Marketing and promotional activity for events 3,000 Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard Inc Rescue vehicle 2,500 St Andrews Community Church, Mercury Bay Co-operating parish Maintenance and running costs of the St Andrews lounge, kitchen and toilets 3,000 Whitianga Bike Club Inc Maintenance of the facility in Whitianga 1,500 Creative Mercury Bay Develop a Creative Mercury Bay Website 1,630 The friends of Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve Trust To provide the Experiencing Marine Reserve programme School's 1,200 Mercury Bay Recreation Trust Provide a kitchen and kitchen equipment at the Sports Park 3,720 Whitianga Community Services Trust Youth centre - Youth cooking programe 1,500 Mercury Bay Junior Rugby Club To purchase new rugby jerseys 2,000 The Mercury Bay Museum Trust Board Inc Upgrade the navigator display 1,188 Mercury Bay Events Local community events plus the Whitianga summer program: Oct - Jan 4,500 Taste of Matarangi Marketing of the event 2,000 Mercury Bay Lions Club Seafood festival on Buffalo Beach Reserve 3,000 Mercury Bay Area School Carnival Committee Advertising and publicity 500 Mercury Bay Archery Club Running costs of the 2014 Archery NZ National Championships 5,000 Spirit of Coromandel Trust Installation of street flags for the Cranleigh K2 road cycle race 1,000 Tairua-Pauanui Community Board At its 9 September 2013 meeting, the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board allocated an amount of $34,000 from the Community Grant fund amongst those that applied for funding in 2013/2014 as follows: Organisation Project Approved $ Tairua Care & Friendship Club Inc To assist with rent for the Tuesday meeting venue 1,000 Tairua/Pauanui Land Search & Rescue Assist with the purchase and installation of 6m antenna for base radio and signwriting for trailer purpose built from fundraising efforts 1,500 Pauanui Sports & Recreation Club Inc. To assist with costs associated with the 2013/2014 Summer Series 7,500 Tairua/Pauanui RSA To assist with building consent costs and hiring a marquee on Anzac Day 2014 for the service in commemoration of the Centenary of the Great War 1914-1918. 3,500 Tairua Elim Community Church Trust To assist with costs associated to hold a family orientated alternative event to Halloween on 31/10/13 250 Matariki Ki Tairua trust To assist with establishment costs and consents for the He Waka Tuturu. Matariki Ki Tairua 23-38 June 2014. Building on the successful Matariki celebration. 4,000 Tairua Information & Community Services Society Inc. To assist with concession and hireage costs for the summer events programme - Santa on the Pepe, Christmas in the Park, Trivia Night, Mud Splash 'n Dash, Art Mart 3,750 Pauanui Community Library Inc. New reception desk for check in/out and book trolleys for the Library. (Approved grant held back until Library move to new building) 1,500 Pauanui Surf lifesaving Club Incorporated To assist with the costs of New safety signage on surf club tower. 2,000 Tairua Pauanui Community Promotions Costs associated with running the New Year's Eve Fireworks display 7,000 Tairua Jetsport Series To assist with costs associated to promote and run an annual fun family and club jet ski event and to reinstate the Tairua Pipemasters 2,000 Thames Community Board At its September 2013 meeting, the Thames Community Board allocated an amount of $15,000 from the Community Grant fund amongst those that applied for funding in 2013/2014 as follows: Organisation Project Approved $ Matai Whetu Marae 40th Annual Hauraki Cultural Festival 1,000 Life Equip Church Picnic in the Park 1,000 Thames Society of Arts - Arts Festival Committee Thames Arts Festival - Beside the Seaside 4,500 Totally Thames Inc. Wearable Arts 2013 1,000 Totally Thames Inc. Santa Parade 2013 500 Totally Thames Inc. Trolley Derby - March 2014 500 Thames Music Group Duo Jackson concert 310 Thames Historical Museum Mini fair in conjunction with Pohutukawa Festival 200 Thames Historical Museum Heritage Fete in conjunction with the Thames Heritage festival 250 CAPS Hauraki Incorporated Children's Day 2014 1,000 Thames Heritage Events Trust Heritage Week 2014 4,500 Whangamata Community Board At its 9 September 2013 meeting, the Whangamata Community Board allocated an amount of $8,250 from the Community Grant fund amongst those that applied for funding in 2013/2014 as follows: Organisation Project Approved $ Whangamata Pony Club Funding for pony club equipment, teaching aides, custom built trailer and transport equipment 2,000 Whangamata Youth Forum Skating Competition for youth of Coromandel to be held at the Whangamata Skate Park 250 Whangamata Gymnastics Club To purchase new floor mats - current mats are 30 years old , torn and very heavy to move and rollup. 1,500 Tairua/Pauanui Land Search and Rescue To replace radios older than five years to meet the new standards. Old radios will be donated to the Whangamata Tramping Club. 2,500 Whangamata Amateur Swimming Club To purchase resources for a significant number of young children learning to swim. The club is not adequately resourced for this. 600 Enterprise Whangamata To secure the Pohutukawa Festival which has gone into recess 500 Whangamata Croquet Club Inc To help with our on-going lawn mowing and maintenance costs. 500 Whangamata RSA Assist with costs for ANZAC Day 2014. Due to increased numbers attending the RSA is suffering large losses by providing this service to the Community. 400 Event sponsorship There are a few ways to access events sponsorship funding: For Thames-based community events please apply for funding via the Thames Community Board Events Sponsorship programme For major events, please apply for funding via the Major Events Sponsorship programme For community based events in the Mercury Bay, Tairua/Pauanui, Coromandel/Colville and Whangamata wards/areas, please apply via the Community Grant programme (on this page), using the "Community Events Application Form" For questions about event sponsorship, please contact Benjamin Day, Economic Development and Communications Manager.