Range of Community Events Funding

Published: 13-Mar-2019

A variety of community events across the District were winners on Monday night as the Woodend-Sefton Community Board approved their funding applications.

Discretionary Grants were awarded to:

  • The Charity Fun Mud Run organised by the Lions Club of Pegasus Town toward the running of this new event.  It will be held in the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust wetlands on 14 April 2019. They received $500
  • Kaiapoi Art Expo in July for advertising and entertainment who also received $500
  • Sefton Community Group for running the ANZAC service in the Sefton Domain on 24 April were given $400 funding.

Shona Powell, Community Board Chair says, “The Board was pleased to see applications for three quite diverse events and to support each of them for different reasons. The Charity Fun Mud Run should be great fun and will give all ages a chance to get active and dirty all in the name of charity. Local artists are regular contributors to the Kaiapoi Art Expo, which is a big reason why we support this event.  The ANZAC eve service in the Sefton Domain is one that our members attend and have felt it is a very special and moving service for locals and visitors.”

The Board were looking forward to a busy month ahead with a number of Council consultations to contribute to including the Rural Residential Development Strategy, the Annual Plan and coming later in March, the District Plan Review.

The next Woodend-Sefton Community Board meeting will be held on Monday 8 April at the Waikuku Beach Hall and the public are very welcome to attend.