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Applications close soon for Waikato District community project funding

Waikato District community groups and volunteer organisations have until the end of next week [Note: Friday 18 March] to apply for funding from the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust for projects that support the Waikato District Council’s community outcomes and goals.

The Community Wellbeing Trust, administered by the Council with the help of representatives from the community, has regularly funded about four projects a year.  For example last year the Ngaruawahia United Football Club received $30,500 to help upgrade its kitchen facilities, the Bush Tramway Club Glen Afton received $31,096 to complete stage 3 of the historic railway track leading into Glen Afton, Te Kauwhata Community Events Incorporated received $40,000 to commence stage one of the Whangamarino Wetland Walkway and the Onewhero Old  School Group received $ 35,000 to re-site the original Old School Building back onto the area school grounds’ site.

Waikato District Council General Manager Strategy and Support Tony Whittaker says, “The Trust was established to support non-commercial  projects that benefit the wider community and that can demonstrate broad community support.”

Applications must be endorsed by the Council before being considered by the Trust, which then announces its annual distribution in September.  Preference is given to projects that require capital funding and that will enable the project to be completed.  They must contribute to the Council’s community outcomes and goals that include providing accessible services, facilities and activities that create a supported, healthy, safe and engaged community.

The Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust fund is one of a number of community funds administered by the Waikato District Council for community grassroots projects.  Further information about these funds and how to apply for them can be found on the ‘Community Funding’ page on the Council’s website.

For more information please contact:
Crystal Beavis
Senior Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
07 824 8633