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TLC funding boosts local organisations

TLC funding boosts local organisations

9 August 2022

The Lines Company’s (TLC) second community funding round this year has provided 13 organisations with financial grants.

Local community groups and organisations were encouraged to apply for TLC’s recent community funding round, which aimed to support groups across the network who were doing good in the community. Preference was given to projects and events focusing on energy efficiency or supporting youth and whānau.

This round was the second of three community funding rounds for the 2022-23 financial year. It provided $10,000 in sponsorship funding to help and support the successful groups selected from a pool of 32 applicants.

Ōtorohanga Employment Hub (Ōtorohanga District Development Board) was one of the successful applicants in this round and received $1,000 to go towards the lease of an Inzone Careers Coach. The coach contains kiosks, providing users with hundreds of current careers and training videos. The coach will be used to support career planning for students and members of the public.

A total of 13 community groups and projects from throughout the network were successful in their funding application, including:

  • Taumarunui & Districts Historical Society Incorporated – $500 towards archiving and cataloguing the region’s history
  • Mangakino District Services and Citizens Club – $1,000 to assist with the installation of a wheelchair ramp
  • REAP Society Incorporated – $1,000 for driver licensing education and training
  • Mōkau Kohunui Marae – $1,000 towards whāriki & tukutuku wānanga (workshops)
  • Waimiha Sports Club – $500 to help with purchasing a replacement refrigerator for the community hall
  • Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park Trust – $500 towards a new concrete pad at the iconic tourist site
  • Maihiihi School – $750 to assist with the installation of a soft-fall double flying fox
  • Te Kūiti Primary School – $750 to help with playground repairs and maintenance
  • Pregnancy Help Inc Taupō – $1,000 in support to help with the running of their drop-in centre supporting women in the greater Taupō region
  • Country Kidz ECE – $500 donation towards children’s play equipment
  • Te Tamawai Trust – $1,000 grant towards their personal development and mentoring programme, Taku Wairua Kura
  • Te Kūiti & District Historical Charitable Trust – $500 in support for their cultural display, set to showcase archives and artefacts the Trust holds.

TLC acting chief executive Mike Fox said, “Community groups are becoming more aware of the support we can offer through our sponsorship fund.”

“Our investment to support community initiatives is set at $400,000 this year through the likes scholarships, community events, sponsorships and partnerships with local organisations, as well as the good work Maru Energy Trust do to help insulate and heat whare,” said Fox.

TLC’s community funding prioritises projects and events that will benefit local communities, have high visibility and reach, and has tried to secure funding from other sources. The main goal of the sponsorship is to benefit as many people as possible within the network.

Applications for TLC’s next funding round open on October 1 and close on October 31. To find out more or to download the application form visit: https://www.thelinescompany.co.nz/sponsorship/

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