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Te Kuiti Community Centre received funding in TLC’s August round. The funding supported a performance of the play, ‘Shot Bro! Confessions of a Depressed Bullet’.

Time running out for TLC funding

11 October 2019

Community groups needing financial support have just weeks to get their funding applications into The Lines Company (TLC).

TLC’s final community funding round for the year closes on Friday, November 1. Decisions on what applications are successful will be made by 22 November.

The next funding round will not open until 31 March 2020.

Funding applications are specifically encouraged for events or projects which support children, youth and whanau, or projects focused on energy efficiency. In the last 12 months $65,000 has been distributed to a range of projects across TLC’s network.

TLC’s community funding is separate from its support of the independent Maru Energy Trust which helps keep local homes warm. It is also separate from TLC’s sponsorship programme, including its multi-year support of King Country junior rugby.

The company also awards Inspiring Local Minds Scholarships to five local school leavers each year.


Next year TLC will offer two community funding rounds with the first one closing in April 2020. Any organisation planning an event or project between now and May 2020 is being urged to apply now.

Community funding applications forms are available now at www.thelinescompany.co.nz. In August the company announced its support for six applications including the Taumarunui King Country Christmas, a Te Kuiti Community Centre event and the Ruapehu Arts Council.

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