Hospice grant bid fails

EMMA BAILEY
Last updated 05:00 12/02/2014

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Hospice South Canterbury has been knocked back in an application for a donation from the Timaru District Council.

The district services committee met yesterday to determine annual donations and consider funding applications.

Hospice applied for a donation of $6000 towards operating costs but was declined on the basis the council helped it out with donations toward events that generated income for the hospice.

The South Canterbury Playcentre Association had an application for $877 to hold a public fun day to promote playcentres next month declined as it was a promotional event.

The council is carrying out an event-funding strategy review, so the majority of donations were kept at status quo, with events and organisations granted what they were given last year. However it may be different next year when a policy is in place.

Geraldine Anzac Commemoration Trust was given a grant of $2500 and a guarantee against loss of $2500 for its family fun day on Anzac Day.

The Caroline Bay Association received a donation of $8000 toward the hire of Caroline Bay Hall, the Community Lounge and Soundshell for the annual carnival.

Community House will get a donation of $10,000 to help keep rentals for tenants low.

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- The Timaru Herald

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