$80,000 boost for Swim for Life

Swim for Life Tairawhiti has received $80,000 from the latest New Zealand Community Trust grants.

The trust awarded a total of $184,786.56 in grants to Gisborne organisations in December.

The money going to Swim for Life Tairawhiti will help with the cost of lessons and to pay the trust manager contract fee.

The next two biggest grants of $30,000 each went to Gisborne Cycling Club to help pay contract costs for the club manager and coach, and the YMP Waka Ama Society for a new waka.

Barry Memorial Croquet Club has been granted $12,326.56 towards a lawn mower and Kahutia Bowling Club was awarded $15,500 toward repairs to rotting wooden perimeter plinths around two outdoor greens, and sprays and fertilisers.

Gisborne Band Room was awarded $10,000 to help pay for roof repairs and Bowls Gisborne East Coast received $6960 towards the contract cost of a secretary/treasurer for the Gisborne East Coast bowls centre.

The gaming venues that contributed were Bar 59, Bollywood Star, Brezz’n Sports Bar, Mo’s Sports Bar and Grill, Shipwreck and Sugar.

Swim for Life Tairawhiti has received $80,000 from the latest New Zealand Community Trust grants.

The trust awarded a total of $184,786.56 in grants to Gisborne organisations in December.

The money going to Swim for Life Tairawhiti will help with the cost of lessons and to pay the trust manager contract fee.

The next two biggest grants of $30,000 each went to Gisborne Cycling Club to help pay contract costs for the club manager and coach, and the YMP Waka Ama Society for a new waka.

Barry Memorial Croquet Club has been granted $12,326.56 towards a lawn mower and Kahutia Bowling Club was awarded $15,500 toward repairs to rotting wooden perimeter plinths around two outdoor greens, and sprays and fertilisers.

Gisborne Band Room was awarded $10,000 to help pay for roof repairs and Bowls Gisborne East Coast received $6960 towards the contract cost of a secretary/treasurer for the Gisborne East Coast bowls centre.

The gaming venues that contributed were Bar 59, Bollywood Star, Brezz’n Sports Bar, Mo’s Sports Bar and Grill, Shipwreck and Sugar.

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