Community Board Grants
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:15AM
Bill Barclay

Thames Community Board had a total of $25,000 (Not Major Event!) for 2015/16 to distribute. It went to the following groups and organisations:

Thames South School. $1000 towards developing a bike track that can be used by the students during school hours and the wider community after school hours.

Valley Vamps Roller Derby. $500 towards equipment that can be used by the Skate Club, particularly skates and protective gear that can be borrowed by beginners.

Thames-Parawai Playcentre. $700 towards purchasing chairs.

Thames Gymsports Inc. $1600 to help run a first aid course for up to 20 coaches and volunteers.

Thames and District Returned Services Association 2014. $1500 to help design and make a modern plinth to house the three services flags that can be used at the Civic Centre for ANZAC and Armistice Day commemorations.

Coromandel Independent Living Trust. $1500 to deliver the Kiwican programme at Thames South School.

The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division. $600 to provide three Attitude presentations to Thames High School.

The Coromandel Heritage Trust. $1500 towards materials to construct a purpose built rack in The Archive to house the Thames Museum's photo collection. Purchase of acid free envelopes, boxes and materials for protecting the document and map collections.

Rotary Club of Thames. $4000 contribution towards the cost of the Women of Empire exhibition.

Transition Town Thames. $300 to help trial a community firewood project to facilitate the supply of firewood for home heating to those in the Thames community who are identified as not being in a position to purchase wood for heating and who do not have access to suitable supplies.

Thames Youth Centre. $1811 to help improve the heating within the building by installing wall insulation, under floor insulation and infrared heating system.

Steampunk the Thames. $1789 to help run workshops/competitions associated with the Thames Steampunk Festival being held 13-15 November 2015.

Thames/Hauraki Health and Disability Resource Centre Trust. $1600 to provide civil defence emergency kits to people with disabilities or chronic health conditions that can't afford them.

Thames Tumble Tots. $1000 towards gymnastic equipment.

Thames Mountain Bike Club. $3000 towards an installation plan that's needed for building the track infrastructure.

Lotus Realm. $1200 to help increase circulation of the Grahamstown Gazette.

Te Kohanga Reo o Matai Whetu. $1400 to help promote Te Reo me ona Ti Ranga, the language and traditions of our ancestors.

Seems reasonably widespread and worthy!



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