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Nathan Guy

8 December, 2011

Minister welcomes latest round of lottery community funding

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed $6,675,734 in new funding for 40 projects around the country through the Lottery Communities Facilities Fund Committee.

“This funding will be a real boost for many local communities. These projects will help build and improve new facilities for everyone to benefit from.”

Some of the major highlights include:

  • $660,000 to the North Harbour Softball Association for a new multi-purpose sports facility
  • $363,204 to Pongakawa School in the Bay of Plenty for a community and school centre
  • $680,000 to Selwyn District Council towards a new Aquatic centre
  • $750,000 to help rebuild the Southland indoor stadium
  • $317,735 to Wellington High School to upgrade the school and community hall
  • $462,991 to upgrade the Westland Community Centre.

“Without this help, most of these projects would not be possible. This shows again how lottery funding helps to build stronger communities throughout New Zealand," says Mr Guy.

In total, $154 million will be distributed amongst the community this year from the profits of lotteries such as Lotto, Lotto Strike, Instant Kiwi and Keno.

For more information on Lottery grants and the various distribution committees see www.dia.govt.nz or www.communitymatters.govt.nz.

The Lottery Community Facilities Fund makes grants for building projects to construct and improve community facilities. Funding is provided for community facilities that support participation in community activities and social interaction to foster community cohesion and strengthen communities.

A full list of recipients is attached below.

Organisation

Project description in application

Region

Amount awarded

Aparima College

Stage Sound & Lighting

Southland

$32,909.00

Arrowtown Bowling Club

Upgrade Clubroom

Otago

$28,408.00

Association of Pleasant Point Sports

Feasibility - Sports facility

Canterbury

$7,475.00

Belfast Primary School

Installation of Astro Turf

Canterbury

$33,429.00

Blueskin Bay Library Redevelopment Trust

Community room in Library

Otago

$200,000.00

Camp Morley

Upgrade bunk-room and bathroom facilities for people with disabilities

Northland

$25,045.00

Clutha United Swim Club

Therapeutic pool and bulkhead to divide pool

Otago

$118,000.00

Community of Christ Trust Board

Reroof dining/kitchen and 4 bunk accommodation.

Auckland

$25,000.00

East Otago District Lions Club Charitable Trust

New multipurpose skatepark

Otago

$21,497.00

Featherston Community Centre Charitable Trust

Roof for Community Centre

Wellington / Wairarapa

$47,488.00

Glen Innes Family Centre

Feasibility Study for Social Service Centre

Auckland

$13,000.00

Glendowie School Board of Trustees

Bleacher seating in school gym

Auckland

$50,000.00

Halswell Hall Inc

Repair of community hall after earthquake.

Canterbury

$116,575.00

Haurakian Charitable Trust

New Sports Pavilion

Waikato

$130,000.00

Kapiti Women's Health Collective Inc.

Extension to social service building

Wellington/Wairarapa

$101,746.00

Karekare Surf Lifesaving Patrol Inc.

Feasibility new Surf Life Saving / community building

Auckland

$19,000.00

Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service Inc.

Upgrade club house for club and wider community

Northland

$200,843.00

Mistletoe Bay Trust Inc

Community room

Nelson/Marlborough

$200,000.00

Naenae Parish Archdiocese of Wellington

Upgrade existing hall

Wellington/Wairarapa

$29,310.00

North Harbour Softball Association Inc.

Multi-purpose sports facility

Auckland

$660,000.00

Northland Athletics and Gymnastics Stadium Trust.

Regional Multi-purpose Sports Facility

Northland

$279,204.00

Northland Disabled Charitable Trust

Building extension community and recreational activities

Whangarei

$42,690.00

NZ Riding for the Disabled Assoc Henderson Group Inc.

Feasibility for all weather riding for disabled facility and other community groups

Auckland

$20,000.00

Pongakawa School

Construction of an Action Centre for school and community use

Bay of Plenty

$363,204.00

Pukerua Bay Tennis Club (inc)

Deck on tennis club for use by club members and community groups

Wellington / Wairarapa

$29,000.00

Royal NZ Plunket Society Hawkes Bay Area Inc.

Community Centre

Hawkes Bay

$268,589.00

Scouts New Zealand

Scouts Hall for use by Scouts and wider community

Canterbury

$100,000.00

Selwyn District Council

Aquatic Centre

Canterbury

$680,000.00

Somerville Intermediate School Board of Trustees

Media control sound and lighting - School Hall

Auckland

$60,000.00

South Taranaki District Council

Aquatic Centre

South Taranaki

$350,000.00

Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust

Rebuild Stadium

Southland

$750,000.00

Te Hou Ora Otepoti Incorporated

Social Service Building upgrade

Otago

$9,500.00

Te Rangi Aniwaniwa

Bleachers sports gymnasium, mats kitchenware

Northland

$143,186.00

Tinwald School

Finishing new hall

Canterbury

$113,406.00

Waipa District Council

Aquatic Centre

Waikato

$500,000.00

Waitetuna School Board of Trustees

New community building

Waikato

$53,676.00

Waitomo District Council

Feasibility Study to increase capacity of Community House

Waikato

$18,000.00

Wellington College

Multi-purpose Sports Surface

Wellington

$54,828.00

Wellington High School

Upgrade existing school hall.

Wellington

$317,735.00

Westland Community Centre

Upgrade community centre

West coast

$462,991.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$6,675,734.00

  • Nathan Guy
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