Trust takes to the web
These are exciting times at the Porirua Community Trust as we launch our new website and social media presence, all aimed at connecting and communicating better with our local communities.
It’s a work in progress, but we have launched – check us out at porirucommunitytrust. org. nz – primarily so that we can encourage, for the first time, online nominations for the Porirua Sports Awards.
If there is someone you or your club would like to nominate don’t hesitate, do it now!
Nominations will be accepted all year round, with decisions on finalists made in September.
The 2014 awards evening will be held on November 13 at Te Rauparaha Arena.
We are delighted this year to be working closely with our local newspaper, Kapi-Mana News, as a partner for this year’s sports awards.
You will hear more about the awards, more about the nominations and more great stories through the newspaper and our website.
In our latest Mana Community Grants Foundation round we distributed $ 337,000 to 45 local organisations, supporting many sports clubs, performing arts and social clubs, as well as welfare organisations from food banks to those who care for the most vulnerable.
Through Trust Porirua we recently awarded 10 tertiary scholarships to tradespeople at Whitireia Polytechnic, including electrical and auto engineering and carpentry certificates.
It’s satisfying to see and to hear the stories of contributions that are really making a difference ( you can read some of these stories on our new website with more being added over time).
We’ve also been assessing our plans for the coming three years.
Increasing gaming revenue is challenging in the current environment, but we remain committed to ensuring we increase the amount of money that is channelled back into the community.
While we do not support more gaming machines in Porirua City, what we do support is that the money returns to the source and is used to minimise gambling harm.
We would like to keep in touch so please ‘‘like’’ our new facebook page ‘‘Porirua Community Trust’’ and browse our website.
Henry Smith is chairman of Porirua Community Trust.
Impressive work: The completed section of Te Ara Piko Pathway.