ECT awards community groups $62k

Funding pool designed to support organisations and activities requiring up to $10,000.

Funding pool designed to support organisations and activities requiring up to $10,000.

EASTLAND Community Trust has awarded more than $60,000 of grants to help fund community-based groups and events.

Under ECT’s distributions process, the community organisations minor funding pool is designed to support organisations and activities requiring up to $10,000.

In total, just over $93,000 worth of applications were received in the last round, with just over $62,700 distributed.

This round included distributions to the Gisborne Aero Club, Eastland Swim, Rongopai Marae, Surf Life Saving New Zealand (Eastland Region), the Gisborne Contract Bridge Club and Te Riu o Waiapu. A full list of recipients is available on the ECT website.

Also among successful applicants were Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, which was awarded $10,000 to run the 2017 Ngati Porou Inter-Marae Sports Festival and its Hikurangi Dawn Ceremony.

On February 4 the Hati Nati Maori Kai Festival received $6000 towards establishing an annual event celebrating traditional food preparation, while Gisborne Judo Club was awarded $10,000 to help host the Judo New Zealand National Training Camp in February.

The Motu Special mountain bike races have also received funding for the third annual event. It attracts riders from around the Central North Island, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty.

EASTLAND Community Trust has awarded more than $60,000 of grants to help fund community-based groups and events.

Under ECT’s distributions process, the community organisations minor funding pool is designed to support organisations and activities requiring up to $10,000.

In total, just over $93,000 worth of applications were received in the last round, with just over $62,700 distributed.

This round included distributions to the Gisborne Aero Club, Eastland Swim, Rongopai Marae, Surf Life Saving New Zealand (Eastland Region), the Gisborne Contract Bridge Club and Te Riu o Waiapu. A full list of recipients is available on the ECT website.

Also among successful applicants were Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, which was awarded $10,000 to run the 2017 Ngati Porou Inter-Marae Sports Festival and its Hikurangi Dawn Ceremony.

On February 4 the Hati Nati Maori Kai Festival received $6000 towards establishing an annual event celebrating traditional food preparation, while Gisborne Judo Club was awarded $10,000 to help host the Judo New Zealand National Training Camp in February.

The Motu Special mountain bike races have also received funding for the third annual event. It attracts riders from around the Central North Island, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty.

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