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15 organisations receive TLC community funding

15 October 2020

Youthtown has secured $1,000 in community funding support from The Lines Company (TLC) to run the Bike Ready programme in schools across the Waikato region.

The bike safety educational programme is one of 15 successful applications for TLC’s latest community funding support rounds.

The funding round gave preference to projects which would benefit the wider community, are free-of-charge and have already secured other sources of funding. Grants provided by TLC aim to benefit as many people as possible within the network area.

Other events to be supported to the tune of $1,000 include the Tongapōrutu Annual Summer Events programme.  The community event has been running for 25 years, offering something for everyone of every age and ability each day of the eight-day event in 2021.

The Te Kūiti bowling club also received $1,000 to go towards a heat pump to make the club building a warm space, making it more comfortable for people.   The Taumarunui Youth and Community Trust secured support for Taumarunui Interschool Sports activities attended by primary school students in the region.  TLC contributed $1,000 towards ribbons and equipment.

Other funding recipients include the Riding for the Disabled which obtained $900 towards uniforms.  Two netball clubs also secured funding with Ōtorohanga Netball Centre and the Maniapoto Netball Association each being granted $1,000 towards new lights for courts.

In addition, the following applicants were successful:

  • Waikato River Trail Trust – $1,000 towards their Summer Sizzler walk/run event
  • Ōtorohanga Menzshed – $1,000 towards equipment
  • Fun-Raising Chicks Waikato – $1,000 going to the annual Ōtorohanga Christmas Market
  • Ōtorohanga Maori Women’s Welfare League – $1,000 to support their stall at the monthly Craft Market day
  • Tūrangi Rangatahi Hub – $802 towards new hi-vis vests
  • Taumarunui Whakaarotahi Trust – $1,000 going to the Manunui community garden & farm
  • Te Kūiti GymSport Club/Te Kūiti Athletic Club – $500 towards equipment
  • Coast Sports Athletic Club – $1,000 was granted to the Marakopa Sports Day

Funding applications are specifically encouraged for events or projects which support children, youth and whanau, or projects focussed on energy efficiency.  Applications for the next funding round open on 1 March 2021.

TLC’s community funding is separate from its support of the independent Maru Energy Trust which helps keep local homes warm and TLC’s sponsorship programme including its support of King Country junior rugby, Brook Park Fireworks, along with the Easter and Christmas Stars.

The company also provides the Inspiring Local Minds Scholarship programme which financially supports four local school leavers with study or training.

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