Kapiti Coast District Council has awarded over $34,000 to 23 community groups through its annual Community Grants Scheme.
The Scheme provides grants of up to $2,000 to not-for-profit organisations to support community-based projects, programmes and events that contribute to positive social outcomes for people living in Kāpiti.
“Local not-for-profit organisations and groups are fundamental in building connected, resilient communities and delivering local solutions for local issues,” says Tania Parata, Manager Connected Communities.
“Through the Scheme, we support projects that encourage greater community participation, improve the quality of life of the participants, and work in partnership with other groups and resources.
“This year, grants will support a range of parenting programmes, musical workshops for children with disabilities, trees for a community orchard, Māori resources for a toy library and help families living with medical conditions like heart defects and epilepsy, to name but a few.”
The Grants Allocation Committee assessed 32 applications requesting over $52,000 from a limited pool of funding. Successful recipients for 2019 are:
Actively Coping with Cancer
Cross Roads Christian Community Trust Inc
Epilepsy Association of New Zealand
Kāpiti Coast Workers Educational Association
Kāpiti Future Leaders
Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust Wellington Inc
Literacy Aotearoa Charitable Trust
NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Inc
Ōtaki Toy Library
Ōtaki Women's Health Group
Parenting Place Charitable Trust
Parent to Parent Wellington
Project Litefoot Trust
Rangiatea Pastorate Church
Second Chance Kāpiti
Star Jam Charitable Trust
The Shed Project Kāpiti
Whareroa Guardians Community Trust
Ms Parata wishes to thank and acknowledge all the organisations that applied to the scheme for their work and services provided to Kāpiti communities.