New Zealand Community Trust has awarded over $442,000 in its latest round of grants in the Bay of Plenty region, with a number of local organisations receiving a funding boost.
Rotorua District Council was the biggest winner, receiving $250,000 towards the redevelopment of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. Among the organisations that received funding were Age Concern Rotorua District, who received $8,000 towards salaries of Accredited Visitor Service Coordinator, and Shopping Service and Supergold Skills Service Coordinator.
National Woodskills Trust received $11,447.50 for an event coordinator’s salary and security for 2019 Kawerau National Woodskills Competition. The New Zealand Aria Trust cashed in $40,000 towards orchestral costs and Otakiri School received $10,000.00 to construct a bike track.
Rotorua Bike Festival Charitable Trust got $49,640.00 for health and safety workshops, medical services, the salary of the festival director, traffic management and crowd control. Rotorua Competitions Society received $1,330.00 towards accommodation for adjudicators and Sulphur City Steam Rollers got $850 towards accommodation.
Te Arawa Kapa Charitable Trust got $1,398.29 for affiliation fees, umpire fees and court lighting and Te Arawa Pouako I Te Reo Society received $8,675.00 towards sound and lighting costs.