Funding Supports Local Groups

Published: 17-May-2019

A variety of local organisations will benefit from financial assistance following the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board meeting on Wednesday night.

Deputy Board Chair Duncan Lundy said that the Board were very supportive of the requests they received to their Discretionary Grants Fund.

“As a Board, we’re delighted to be able to help these groups. They offer so much to our community, and we’re very happy to be able to offer some financial support and assistance with their initiatives.”

Athletes from the North Canterbury Athletic Club competing in events across New Zealand will be sporting new crop tops, with a grant approval for $432 towards the purchase of the tops for the youth age group.

Rangiora Gymnastics, running in the North Canterbury community for 41 years, received a $500 grant towards the cost of two sets of panel mats, complementing their collection of specialised equipment, and increasing the safety for members using the gymnastics facility.

The Board also approved a $500 grant to Thrive Church Rangiora towards the cost of venue and equipment hire helping. The grant will help host a community youth conference called Storm, aimed at young teenagers and intermediates to help develop life skills, emotional health, team work and to inspire young people with confidence.

The final grant approval was for the Ashley Playcentre, where a $500 grant will help pay for resources for art and craft projects. The funding will help to enhance the range of resources for art and craft play for the children.

With the new financial year starting from 1 July, the Boards discretionary fund regenerates, and they are looking forward to helping the community with various initiatives in the coming year.