FUNDS FOR RECREATION
The Auckland Council has $508,000 to support regional sport and recreation organisations that get residents more active. Applications for the regional sport and recreation grants programme close on December 8. Applications are invited from Auckland-wide organisations that are: with a region-wide mandate; regional federations or groupings of local or sub-regional sports code organisations; regional sport and recreation providers or advocacy groups; or iwi and other Ma¯ori organisations active in the sport and recreation sector. The council says grants will be targeted towards programmes that support access to sport and recreation and which do not benefit from dedicated or council-subsidised facilities and outdoor environments. Applications will be assessed by the environment and community committee, and funds will be available to successful applicants from next July. Refer online to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ sportgrant.