Council carves up community assistance fund
The Kahurangi Employment Trust has taken the lion's share of funding from this year's allocation of the city council Community Assistance Fund.
It has been awarded $15,000 over a year, which is $2000 short of what it was seeking over two years to help with management and administration costs.
The Nelson City Council has announced financial assistance to 48 applicants from a total 105 who sought funding through this year's Community Assistance Fund.
The Nelson Multicultural Council also received a generous portion from the limited pool, at $12,000 over two years. It had asked for $33,000 to help with two projects including the Speak Out Nelson Tasman system for reporting racist incidents, and Race Unity Day.
The Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge had asked for $30,000 over four years to help with efforts to make lasting positive change that would reduce repeat family violence. The organisation received $11,000 over four years.
The Youth and Community Facility Trust (The New Hub) was given $10,000 over one year for staffing and support costs.
The total amount allocated to community assistance this year was $480,685 but only $140,085 was available for distribution as there are already 50 existing contracts funded from the pool.
Of the total number of applications this year, 36 were for contracts and 69 for one-off grants.
City councillors met this week to consider the applications and the list of successful applicants was announced yesterday.
Community assistance funding supports organisations providing services in line with the council's objectives as developed through long-term planning with the Nelson community. It is recognised that by developing partnerships and investing in not-for-profit groups the council can help to attract additional funding into the community from the Government and other funding agencies.
Mayor Aldo Miccio said that, as usual, the applications far exceeded the available funds, and some tough decisions had to be made.
Bhutanese Society of Nelson New Zealand Incorporated $1000 1 yr
Hearing Association Nelson Incorporated $580 2 yrs
House 44 South East Stoke Incorporated $7000 2 yrs
Kahurangi Employment Trust $15,000 1 yr
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust $1500 2 yrs
Nelson Community Food Bank Trust $5000 4 yrs
Nelson Multicultural Council $12,000 2 yrs
Nelson Neighbourhood Centre $5000 3 yrs
Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge $11,000 4 yrs
Open Home Foundation $10,000 2 yrs
Parents Incorporated (trading as The Parenting Place) $1000 2 yrs
Richmond Group Riding for the Disabled Inc. $405 1 yr
Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH-Nelson Inc) $5000 4 yrs
Special Olympics Nelson $2000 2 yrs
Tahunanui Community Centre $4000 2 yrs
Tautoko (Neighbourhood Connections) $1500 1 yr
The Nelson ARK Trust $1500 2 yrs
Victory Community Health Centre $1500 2 yrs
Youth and Community Facility Trust (The New Hub) $10,000 1 yr
Youth Nelson $1000 4 yrs
One Off Grants
Adult Learning Support $2100
Alzheimer's Society Nelson Incorporated $700
Arthritis New Zealand . $1400
Arts Council Nelson Inc (For Jo Public Nga Tangata Theatre Co) $1400
Autism New Zealand Inc Nelson/Marlborough $700
Bhutanese Society of Nelson New Zealand Inc $2100
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson $2000
Chin Community of Nelson $1400
City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band $700
English Language Partners Nelson-Marlborough Inc $1400
Friends of Old Fairfield Inc $1400
Habitat for Humanity (Nelson) Ltd $1500
Manuka Community House Incorporated $1400
Neighbourhood Support Nelson $700
Nelson Community Christian Night Shelter $2000
Nelson Community Organic Gardens Trust (Waimarama Community Gardens) $700
Nelson Multicultural Council $700
Nelson Railway Society $1800
Nelson Region Hospice Trust $1400
Nelson Special Needs Dance Group $1200
Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust $1400
Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust $2500
Soroptimist International Nelson $2500
Stopping Violence Services Nelson $2500
Tautoko (Neighbourhood Connections) $2500
Volunteer Nelson $2500
Whenua Iti Trust Inc $1400
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