New grants pol­icy takes ef­fect


Twenty-three groups across Mata­mata-Pi­ako have re­ceived fund­ing as part of the Com­mu­nity Grants Pol­icy.

Fol­low­ing the dis­es­tab­lish­ment of com­mu­nity boards, coun­cil adopted the Com­mu­nity Grants Pol­icy in 2014, guid­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of $15,000.

In July, Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil adopted the re­vised pol­icy to in­crease the to­tal to $30,000, al­lo­cat­ing $10,000 to each of the three Mata­mata-Pi­ako wards, as part of the 2017-2018 fi­nan­cial year.

As part of the pol­icy, ward coun­cil­lors were able to de­ter­mine the out­come of each ap­pli­ca­tion re­ceived.

The fund­ing round was open be­tween July 26 and Septem­ber 1 and funds were dis­trib­uted in two fund­ing rounds in Au­gust and Fe­bru­ary in each fi­nan­cial year.

Of the 23 ap­pli­ca­tions, nine were from Mata­mata, five from Mor­rinsville and 10 for Te Aroha.

In Mor­rinsville, $2350 was al­lo­cated from a to­tal of $8237.85 re­quested. The ward has $7650 re­main­ing.

In Te Aroha, $10,669.73 was re­quested and $2736.85 was al­lo­cated, leav­ing $7444.24 re­main­ing.

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