Community Funding Allocations Announced

01 August 2017

More than 30 community organisations have received grants from New Plymouth District Council’s Community Funding Investment Committee for 2017/18.

The grants include multi-year funding to several agencies through a strategic partnership, which will enable the groups to continue their work for more than one year. 

Committee chair Harry Duynhoven says as always there were more applications than available funds but it was inspiring to see so many organisations achieving positive outcomes for the people of New Plymouth District.

“They contribute so much to our community and we’re pleased to be able to support them in the great work that they do,” he says.

The recipients of the 2017/18 funding round are:

Strategic partnerships (annual payment over a multi-year period)

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Taranaki: $3,000 per year (five-year period).
  • Foundation for the Blind: $5,000 per year (three-year period).
  • New Plymouth Indian Community: $8,000 per year (three-year period).
  • Migrant Connections: $18,000 per year (five-year period).
  • Multi Ethnic Council: $12,000 per year (three-year period).
  • Surf Lifesaving New Zealand: $75,000 per year (five-year period).
  • Toimata Foundation: $13,000 per year (three-year period).
  • Taranaki Rescue Helicopter: $30,000 per year (three-year period).
  • New Plymouth City Band: $10,000 per year (five-year period).
  • Victim Support: $3,500 per year (five-year period).
  • New Plymouth injurySafe Trust: $30,000 per year (three-year period).
  • NP Orchestra: $10,000 per year (five-year period).
  • Taranaki Elite Athletes: $20,000 per year (five-year period).
  • East Taranaki Environment Trust: $18,000 per year (five-year period).

Community Services and Grants (one off payment for the 2017/18 financial year)

  • Hearing New Zealand: $1,500.
  • New Plymouth Basketball Association: $10,000.
  • Dress for Success New Plymouth:  $17,000.
  • Taranaki Women’s Refuge: $18,000.
  • Access Radio Taranaki:  $12,000.
  • English Language Partners Taranaki: $2,500.
  • Waitara Alive:  $7,000.
  • New Plymouth Emergency Shelter:  $15,000.
  • North Taranaki Neighbourhood Support: $7,000.
  • Taranaki Adult Literacy Services: $3,000.
  • Chamber Music New Zealand: $6,000.
  • Taranaki Futures Trust: $47,000.
  • The Parenting Place: $2,000.
  • Taranaki Retreat Trust: $20,000.
  • Intercreate Trust: $20,000.
  • Ars Nova Choir: $5,000.
  • Wellstop Taranaki: $2,500.
  • Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre: $4,000.
  • New Plymouth and District RSA: $15,000.