$85,000 of TLC funding into local communities
16 May 2018
Around $85,000 of funding went back into communities across the network via The Lines Company’s (TLC’s) community support programme in the year ending 31 March 2018.
Close to 60 schools, clubs, organisations and groups received TLC funding for community-based projects including sports, cultural, heritage and community activities.
“We’re proud to get behind our community and support the great things happening in it,” says Chief Executive, Sean Horgan. “There’s a huge number of incredibly valuable projects and activities around our network that contribute enormously to make out communities great, and a whole lot of hard-working people behind them.”
Horgan acknowledged that funding events such as the Brook Park Fireworks, Tūrangi’s Christmas in the Park and the inaugural King Country Christmas in Taumarunui, removed cost as a barrier to families participating in these community events.
Local food banks, St John Ambulance, fire and other emergency and community services all featured as 2017 – 2018 recipients. They sat alongside the Sir Colin Meads Statue project and local awards acknowledging sporting, coaching and voluntary administrative excellence.
In the latest funding round over $17,000 was allocated to projects being undertaken by both the Piopio and Te Kūiti Lions clubs, the Aria Toy Library, Mangakino Cozy Homes and Tūrangi’s Land and Search Rescue.
Applications to TLC’s community fund are now open. It is focused on supporting projects and events on the network that concentrate on children, youth, energy efficiency and families.
To be considered for funding, download an application form from thelinescompany.co.nz and get it to us by Friday 31 July.