Trust announces grants

Last updated 07:31 27/03/2014

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The Canterbury Community Trust has given $320,839 to 30 applicants in Marlborough and Kaikoura.

The trust announced the grants yesterday, saying collaboration among sporting groups and the community to make things happen in Marlborough and Kaikoura was one of the latest emerging trends.

Marlborough Stadium Trust were the largest recipients, getting $50,000 to help with its Fundamental Skills Programme. Sport Tasman got $30,000 to help deliver its programmes in Marlborough and Kaikoura.

The trust said sport and recreation was its second-largest funding sector, behind its social services sector, and made up around 15 per cent of its annual budget. Trust chairwoman Tracey Chambers said that the trust had seen many sporting groups and clubs working together to make events happen in Marlborough and Kaikoura.

"As a philanthropic organisation, we applaud any group that have taken steps to work in collaboration to make money go further and utilise their asset - grounds - for the use and inclusion of the community."

She said the trust would encourage future applicants to "think outside the square" when it came to their needs and how they could fit in with those of their communities.

"We will be looking for applications that include their community in their activities and encourage engagement, particularly with our migrant population. Sport is highly valued in New Zealand as a past-time, and involvement promotes a raft of not only physical but social and emotional benefits."

Sport Tasman figures showed sporting participation levels had returned to pre-earthquake levels, Mrs Chambers said.

"We see a great opportunity for sport to provide a positive outlet for people in the community, whether playing or socialising. It is an easy way for everyone in the community to come together."

The full list of Canterbury Community Trust recipients in Marlborough and Kaikoura is:

Bowls Marlborough Centre Inc $6469

Brooklyn Croquet Club $10,000

Central JAB Rugby Club Inc $5000

Central Region Rowing Development Trust $15,000

Fun Seekers Leisure Marchers $914

GymSports New Zealand - Marlborough $650

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation - Marlborough $3000

Hockey Marlborough Inc $10,000

Kaikoura Community Gym Inc $3000

Marlborough Basketball Association Inc $10,000

Marlborough Cricket Association $5000

Marlborough Equestrian Park NZ Incorporated $30,000

Marlborough Football Incorporated $10,000

Marlborough Golf Club Inc $8000

Marlborough Kart Club Inc $15,000

Marlborough Netball Centre Inc $20,000

Marlborough Stadium Trust $50,000

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Marlborough Tennis Association Inc $10,000

Marlborough Volleyball Club Inc $10,000

Picton Golf Club Inc $5000

Picton Society of Model Engineers $10,000

Rapaura Tennis Club Inc $3000

Special Olympics Upper South Island Regional Council $806

Squash Canterbury Inc $5000

Swimming Nelson Marlborough Inc $20,000

Tasman Golf Incorporated (Marlborough) $5000

Tasman Regional Sports Trust (T/A Sport Tasman) - Marlborough $30,000

Tasman Rugby League Incorporated $3000

Tasman Rugby Union Inc - Marlborough $12,000

Tasman Volleyball Association Inc - Marlborough $5000

Total for Marlborough Region $320,839

Bowls Marlborough Centre Inc $6469

Brooklyn Croquet Club $10,000

Central JAB Rugby Club Inc $5000

Central Region Rowing Development Trust $15,000

Fun Seekers Leisure Marchers $914

GymSports New Zealand - Marlborough $650

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation - Marlborough $3000

Hockey Marlborough Inc $10,000

Kaikoura Community Gym Inc $3000

Marlborough Basketball Association Inc $10,000

Marlborough Cricket Association $5000

Marlborough Equestrian Park NZ Incorporated $30,000

Marlborough Football Incorporated $10,000

Marlborough Golf Club Inc $8000

Marlborough Kart Club Inc $15,000

Marlborough Netball Centre Inc $20,000

Marlborough Stadium Trust $50,000

Marlborough Tennis Association Inc $10,000

Marlborough Volleyball Club Inc $10,000

Picton Golf Club Inc $5000

Picton Society of Model Engineers $10,000

Rapaura Tennis Club Inc $3000

Special Olympics Upper South Island Regional Council $806

Squash Canterbury Inc $5000

Swimming Nelson Marlborough Inc $20,000

Tasman Golf Incorporated (Marlborough) $5000

Tasman Regional Sports Trust (T/A Sport Tasman) - Marlborough $30,000

Tasman Rugby League Incorporated $3000

Tasman Rugby Union Inc - Marlborough $12,000

Tasman Volleyball Association Inc - Marlborough $5000

Total for Marlborough Region $320,839

- The Marlborough Express

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