Community Board Jumps at Local Funding Initiative

Published: 18-Jul-2019

The Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board held its first meeting for the new financial year on Monday night, and with a light agenda, had the opportunity to discuss and approve budgets for the year ahead.

Kicking off the Discretionary Grant allocations for the new financial year, the Kaiapoi Pony Club received a grant of $500. The funds will help them build mobile jumps to be used at their one-day events, held in their own grounds, as well as at Silverstream Reserve.Girl Pony

Board Chair Jackie Watson says “We were very happy to support the Pony Club with their application. The club will be making the jumps available to other local equestrian groups, so the benefit will extend across the District.”

The Pony Club use the mobile jumps to preserve the surroundings in the reserve, and each year donate plants to the grounds to help establish the 52 hectare native bush reserve near Clarkville.

Budgets were set for the new financial year, with the Discretionary Grants Fund receiving an allocation of $6,242. This funding is available for community and not-for-profit groups seeking financial assistance for local initiatives.

The General Landscaping budget received $24, 860, with funds helping towards beautification and improvement projects within the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi ward.

The next Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board meeting will be held at 4pm on Monday 20 August, Meeting Room 1 in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.