South Wairarapa community benefits from grants of $32,000   

South Wairarapa District Council voted today to support its youth and treasure its heritage with community grants of $32,200 being awarded by the council’s Assurance, Risk and Finance Committee. 

This round of grants represents the balance of the 2023-24 Community & Youth Grant fund, which had a total fund of $120,000. This was partially allocated in September last year when approximately $87,494 was given to community groups.    

Today’s grants were given to nine community organisations, which applied for financial support.  

 “We were humbled and impressed by the depth of commitment to young people’s health and wellbeing that many applications showed. Others stood out because they reveal a real desire to champion, retain and teach the community about the nationwide significance of military history in Featherston, for example,” says South Wairarapa Councillor Colin Olds.   

“There were many who applied for funding to help run organisations that are a lifeline to South Wairarapa residents and we are confident these grants will help them to create positive outcomes in people’s lives.” 

The Committee reviewed and considered 13 applications. Funs given were to the following: 

Organisation Project or event Allocation 
Featherston RSA Facilities upgrade project $4000
Adventure Racing Team Support with travel $2000
House of Science Science kits $1200
Cobblestones Museum Operational funding $10,000
Featherston Heritage Museum Operational funding $5000
Greytown Junior Football Club Support purchasing equipment $1500
Life Education Trust Delivering life education $2000
Wairarapa Sports Artificial Surface Trust Replace lights $5000
Divine River Delivering wellbeing workshops $1500

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