Fund­ing boost for pop­u­lar com­mu­nity events

Otago Daily Times - - REGIONS - ADAM BURNS [email protected]

THE Cromwell Com­mu­nity Board has ap­proved more than $90,000 for pop­u­lar events in Cromwell.

The Cromwell Cherry Fes­ti­val, Light Up Win­ter and Cromwell Street Party and Fire­works all re­ceived back­ing from the board this week.

The fund­ing in­cludes $9000 for Light Up Win­ter, $5000 for the street party and a fur­ther $2000 for the cherry fes­ti­val.

The al­lo­ca­tion in­cludes costs for com­mu­ni­ca­tions, pro­mo­tions, com­mu­nity and oper­ ational ex­penses amount­ing to $76,700.

The al­lo­ca­tion fol­lows an ap­pli­ca­tion by the Cromwell and Dis­tricts Pro­mo­tions Group. It had re­quested $108,800 for the next fi­nan­cial year.

Group chair­woman Janeen Wood said at the board meet­ing there had been plenty of sup­port and com­mit­ment from the com­mu­nity for lo­cal events.

‘‘We’ve been get­ting so much sup­port from the com­mu­nity and [lo­cal] busi­nesses for these events. They want them to get big­ger and bet­ter each year.’’

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