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TLC’s community fund in hot demand

7 May 2021

Another round of The Lines Company (TLC) funding has seen local organisations secure support for community-based initiatives.

TLC received a record number of applicants, with 52 community groups and projects applying for the funding.

The funding round gave preference to projects and groups that have high visibility, will benefit local communities, projects related to energy efficiency, reach many people, and improve the lives of people living within the TLC network.

“We’re proud to get behind our community and support the projects and groups that are benefiting locals”, said Chief Executive, Sean Horgan.

“There are a huge number of incredibly valuable groups and activities positively impacting the lives of people within our network. Awarding funding made for some hard decision making given the record number of applicants.”

Ōtorohanga St John Youth were one of the 14 successful organisations, being granted $1,000 to go towards trained instructors’ fees for the Venture Badge Camp – a specialist camp for cadets.

The Taumarunui Cosmopolitan Club has also received $1,000 to go towards insulation to make the club building a warm and comfortable space for the community. The Te Kūiti Combined Music Festival, incorporating over 300 local primary school students, secured support of $1,000 to go towards resources, a pianist and transport.

In addition, the following applicants were successful:

  • Tongariro Junior Rugby – $552 towards agility poles for training
  • Land Search & Rescue NZ – $1,000 towards GPS navigation equipment
  • Legendary Te Kūiti – $966 towards resources for Daffodil Day
  • Ngāti Toa Tū Paauhau Trust – $1,000 towards restoring vegetation on Urupa and Waahi Tapu areas
  • Tūrangi Artworks – $1,000 towards purchasing a kiln
  • Taumarunui Community Patrol – $500 towards patrol administration costs
  • Tirohanga School – $500 towards a full emergency survival kit
  • Ōtorohanga Toy Library – $873 towards street front signage for their new building

TLC’s community funding programme also includes ongoing support for King Country RFC Junior Rugby, King Country Christmas and Brook Park Fireworks. Other TLC initiatives include the Easter Cross, Christmas Star, Trainee Line Mechanic Programme, Inspiring Local Minds Scholarships, and support of the Maru Energy Trust. Combined they represent a $175,000 investment in community-focused programmes.

The lines business’ next funding round will be in October of this year, with applications opening on 1st October and closing on 31st October 2021. To find out more or to download the application form visit: https://www.thelinescompany.co.nz/what-we-do/giving-back/

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