Community Grants 2014

2014/2015 Community Grants

Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community.

Applications for the 2014/2015 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 2015.

Coromandel-Colville Community Board

The Coromandel-Colville Community Board allocated an amount of $13,300 for 2014/2015 to the following organisations:

Coromandel RSA ANZAC ceremonies 1,000
Kauri 2000 Trust To enhance the entrance to the Kauri Hill Walking Track 1,500
Coromandel Youth Forum Venue hire and equipment 2,500
Coville Social Service Collective Annual Community Festival 1,000
Coromandel Community Organic Garden To provide garden accessories for volunteers and users 500
Koputauaki Combined Community Centres To assist with resources for kapa haka costumes 500
Coromandel Sea Rescue For testing and maintenance of safety equipment  800
Coromandel Youth Support Assn  To assist with administration costs  2,500
Harataunga Beach Road  Maintenance to the beach access road for public use 1,500
The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division  To deliver drug and alcohol programmes to the Coromandel Area School Year 10 students  1,000
Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki  To assist with the cost of a touch screen health kiosk 500

Mercury Bay Community Board

The Mercury Bay Community Board allocated an amount of $55,818.30 for 2014/2015 to these organisations:

Whenuakite Country Kids  For art supplies for art projects 
Creative Mercury Bay Trust  Contribute towards marketing and publicity costs 
Mercury Bay Recreation Trust  For trestle tables and chairs for Mercury Bay Sports Park users 
Mercury Bay Museum - Updating and reprinting Museum brochures
Mercury Bay Community Swimming Pool Trust  Contribution to replace and repair the old cobblestones that have become a trip hazard at the Community Pool
Te Rerenga School Contribution development of a playground
Whitianga Bike Club Inc  Contribution to the maintenance of the bike park 
Mercury Bay Netball For the purchase of netball post protectors 
Spirit of Coromandel Trust To fund one student to attend a five day course at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuit Centre Course 
Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard  For two wet weather sets of jackets and trousers 
The Parenting Place  Attitude Youth Division - For 90 hardwired books for year 10 students to support the positive life skills programme
Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Inc Contribution to jackets for life guards 
Order of St John Mercury Bay Automatic External Defibrillator for the Kuaotunu first response St John Group
Project Kiwi Trust  Contribution to cost of kiwi programme machinery maintenance and establishment of the kiwi creche facility
Mercury Bay Gymnastics Club  For gymnastic coaching courses for volunteers 
Whitianga Sea Scouts  Purchase of 10 uniforms and contribution to name tape and investiture packs 
Kuaotunu Environmental Action Plan  Purchase of traps, bait and maintenance costs of equipment and trap lines 
Mercury Bay Community Support Trust Scaffolding charges, transportation and erection for day camp 2015 
St Andrews Community Church, Mercury Bay Cooperating Parish  Contribution to community programmes  $3,000  
Mercury Bay Boars Rugby League Club Inc  Purchase of 17 Rugby league jerseys  $1,230  
Kuaotunu Hall Committee Contribution to the development of the hall website $800  
Mercury Bay Historical Society Inc  Arrange a programme of activities and functions commemorating the 175th anniversary of the wreck of HMS Buffalo  $2,000 
Whitianga Fun Tri Feb 2015  T-shirts for each participant, trophies male/female and medals 1st 2nd 3rd in each age group  $2,480  
Whitianga Junior Tennis Open Two day tennis coaching course for kids aged 8-18  $990.30  
A Taste of Matarangi  Marketing of the event via radio, publications and signage  $2,000  
Matarangi Ratepayers Association  Support for the annual summer carnival  $2,000  
Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust Contribution to the design and printing of the Mercury Bay Art Escape 2014/15 guide  $3,500  
Whitianga Community Services Trust Contribution to Youth Space and the set-up of and alcohol-free youth event March 2014 $2,000  

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:

Pauanui Community MENZ shed  Second annual event, building from the 2013 event 
Pauanui Sports and recreation club  Contribution towards the annual summer series 
Pauanui Library Contribution to additional and replacement shelving for move to new library
Pauanui Surf Lifesaving Club Incorporated To assist in training and qualifications for volunteer lifeguards
Tairua-Pauanui Community Promotions For annual New Year's fireworks display includes maintenance costs on the community barge
Hikuai Community Plan Steering Committee To assist in the completion of the Hikuai Community Plan $400  
Tairua Care and Friendship Club Inc  To assist with rent 
Tairua Elim Community Church Trust Children's Light Party  $1,200  
Tairua Information and Community Services Society Inc  To contribute towards its annual summer series event  $4,000  
Tairua Youth Group To assist with acquiring sports gear and the refurbishment of tennis/netball rooms to create a suitable space for youth
Tairua Wet n' Wild To help towards costs for its second annual event   $2,500 

Thames Community Board

The Thames Community Board allocated an amount of $40,000 for 2014/2015 to these organisations:

Events Coromandel   For the Original Music Competition  500
Surf 2 Firth Events Trust   For Surf 2 Firth Bush Marathon
Thames Society of Arts  For the 2014 Thames Arts Festival - Steam Punk Circus Event 5,000
Thames Valley Swim Acadamy For the Thames Fast 25s
Totally Thames Trolley Derby  800
Totally Thames
2014 Santa Parade  550 
Totally Thames  Wearable Arts 2014  1,000
CAPS Hauraki Kuranui Community Family Fun Day 650
Te Whariki Manawahine o Hauraki  FreNZ Waitangi Day  1,000
Thames Valley Motorcycle Club  To repair and re-instate parts of the Rhodes Park motor cross track  2,500
Thames Music Group To meet expenses for 10 Friday lunchtime concerts 500
Coromandel Independent Living Trust Delivery of the Kiwi Can programme to the 180 students at Thames South School 1,000  
Figjam Workshops Charitable Trust  To run two workshops in Thames: a youth empowered employment workshop and a youth creative empowerment programme  500
Coromandel Heritage Trust  To fund the installation of a ventilation system in the Carnegie Building 2,080
Thames Coast Community Kindergarten To build a new, safe , fun and challenging fort to replace the current one  2,000
Turbo Toddlers Purchase of equipment required to run activity sessions  750
Thames Society of Arts To assist with cost of running workshops prior to and during the Thames Arts Festival  1,000
Thames Croquet Club  Re-carpeting the club rooms 1,000
NZ Council of Victim Supports Groups Inc Volunteer and staff training 1,605
Thames Indoor Archery Club To buy bows and arrows for new members and the public to hire and targets for the Club  500
Thames Green Dollar Exchange  To advertise before each monthly market held at the Grahamstown Hall  500
Thames Mountain Bike Club Incorporated To turn the Karaka/Waiotahi walking track into a dual use trail  3,000
The Parenting Place To deliver positive life skill programmes to Thames High School students  500
Ngati Maru Runanga  To help cover the costs of the Thames based learners licence training courses 2,605
Thames Junior Football Club Inc To cover the Council fees to connect a water meter and provide connections for water and wastewater 1,000
The Order of St Johns Thames To purchase a set of tyres for each of the two transit health shuttles  900
Kauaeranga Music  Hiring the Kauaeranga Hall 560
Thames Music and Drama To send a delegation to the 55th Annual Conference of Musical Theatre New Zealand in Christchurch in March 2015 1,000
Education and Resources for Students EARS Training Wananga in February/March 2015 500
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki To purchase a touch screen health kiosk  1,000

Whangamata Community Board

The Whangamata Community Board allocated an amount of $25,514 for 2014/2015 to these organisations

Whangamata Scout Group  For the purchase of chairs and camping equipment 
Whangamata RSA  To assist with providing a special ANZAC Day Service to commemorate the 100th Anniversary 
Whangamata Lions Club  To purchase replacement costumes, lollies, advertising for Christmas Parade 
Thames Valley Motorcycle Club  To repair and reinstate parts of existing tracks and bridges due to weather and storm damage 
Riverview Community Gardens on Mayfair  To construct a further six raised beds plus vegetable plants 
Onemana Surf Life Saving Club  Costs related to cadet lifeguards to sit their exams 
Whangamata Pony Club To purchase a horse float and jumping equipment and to pay for instructors
Whangamata Croquet Club
To assist with on-going lawn maintenance and mowing costs  
Whangamata Summer Festival Inc. A donation towards entertainment, sound, lighting and security for 2 & 3 January 2015  5,000
Whangamata Sailing Club Inc.  To assist with the purchase of a new 4 stroke motor for the patrol boat which is used to accompany young sailors when they are on the water 900  
Whangamata Events  To assist with the costs of a traffic management Plan for a multi-sport event to be held in November 2014  2,464 
Te Whanau Waka Ama O Whangamata  To assist with the purchase of a trolley to transport the waka into the water and two sets of paddles. Paddles the club have at present are on short term loan  2,000 

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, Deputy Chief Executive.