Applications open for funds

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Our Patch
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Applications open in December and January for a range of Waikato District Council funds to support community projects and events in the district.

The funds support creative and performing arts, heritage, conservation and a range of other community projects and events.

Three funds close in February in the first round of applications for the year:
• Waikato District Council Discretionary Grants Fund (opens December 1, closes February 2)
• Creative Communities Fund (opens December 1, closes February 23)
• Heritage Project Fund (opens January 19, closes February 23)

The Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust Fund has a single funding round for the year which opens on January 26 and closes on March 30.

In the past financial year the council committed grants totalling more than $750,000 for distribution to 160 community groups and charities throughout the district.

They included more than $610,000 of targeted and discretionary council funds, another $48,441 distributed on behalf of the Creative Communities Scheme Fund, and $88,250 distributed on behalf of the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust, an independent trust administered by the council.

The Heritage Project Fund, a new initiative last year, funded heritage signs for Raglan and Te Kowhai, and restoration work on the exterior of the Tuakau Museum.

For more detail on the funds click here for the council website.

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