Trust grant funds safer kindy playground

TSB Community Trust grants top $1.3m

CAMPBELL THWAITES
Last updated 05:00 07/07/2014

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Waitara Central Kindergarten plans to redevelop its playground using funds from the TSB Community Trust.

The trust recently completed the first three funding rounds for the 2014-2015 financial year.

In April, May and June grants totalling $1,313,609.70 were paid to 141 organisations and individuals, with a further 13 grants pledged.

A total of $34,250 was also granted to 27 Taranaki individuals who have been selected as national representatives.

Waitara Central Kindergarten received $28,500 in the May round of funding, to go towards redeveloping its playground.

Head teacher Shona Clunie said they were extremely appreciative of the trust's support.

She said the redevelopment will play a big part in raising confident and competent learners.

"The benefit of a good playground is that it will support children's learning in a stimulating environment," she said.

Parts of the current playground are 15 to 20 years old. She said there were some hazards on the current playground which would be fixed, such as replacing the old bark with more appropriate soft fall surface.

Clunie said they had been fundraising for stage one of the redevelopment for four years already and the grant would make a big difference.

"It means we can get it done all at once rather than piecemeal."

The trust had been very helpful throughout the process, she said, right from the time of application.

Other major winners in the latest rounds of grants included the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust $450,000, St John-Tainui, which received $200,000, the Bishops Action Foundation, $49,900, New Plymouth District Council $20,000 for funding around the Lionel Richie concert, and the Ngaruahine Iwi Authority $30,868.

Campbell Thwaites is an AUT journalism student.

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