Funding granted for Milton community whare

  • 28-Jul-21
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust have funded over $278,000 in support of a wide range of community projects in their July funding round. Several of the successful applications for funding were for initiatives founded on kaupapa Māori.

Te Whare Puāwai o Tokomairaro received a $36,000 grant which will assist in establishing a community facility for whānau in Milton, to be a central point for events, wānanga, and other kaupapa Māori activities.

Otago Community Trust chair Diccon Sim said the Te Whare Puāwai o Totomairaro Inc Charitable Trust is a newly established entity based in Milton, with a focus on delivering mana-enhancing activities for local whānau across the full spectrum of the Whānau Ora outcomes framework.

“To date there has never been a fit for purpose facility to serve as a hub for whānau in Milton and gaining ownership of the property will provide an anchor for whānau in the Milton community,” said Sim.

The grant approved from Otago Community Trust will assist Te Whare Puāwai o Tokomairaro with the cost of purchasing a building in Spenser Street and establishing a permanent whānau community whare.

A $28,000 grant was also awarded to Te Roopu Tautoko Ki Te Tonga Inc to support the extension of their Mahi Mau Rākau programme.

The Mahi Mau Rākau programme is positioned towards young Māori men focusing on the disciplines of traditional Māori martial arts weaponry through which ancestral practices, values, and traditional protocols can be learned.

Otago Community Trust chief executive Barbara Bridger said the programme is already well integrated at Otago Boys High School and Silverstream Primary School and the grant from the Trust will allow the programme to be extended into a wider number of schools across Otago.

“Trustees were impressed with the strong youth focus of the Mahi Mau Rākau programme and the fact that it builds confidence and self-identity among our young Māori rangatahi, aligning closely with the Trust’s strategic priority area.”

A small number of community grants were also approved in the July meeting.  The Trust was pleased to award Otago Rowing Club a $34,720 grant to support the upgrade of their rowing fleet. SPort ADminstration ESprit Inc (SPADES) was approved a $3,000 grant support with holding a South Island Under 15 Rugby Tournament in Oamaru in late August and BandQuest Charitable Trust was awarded a $4,600 grant to assist with hosting Bandquest 2021 which will be held at Taieri College on the 30th of August.

The Otago Community Trust gave a total of $278, 069 to 21 community organisations in July 2021.

 

Otago Community Trust Community Grants, July 2021

Balclutha

Owaka Swap Shop

$999

Dunedin

Dunedin Tap Dancing Society

$2,000

 

Spring Chamber Music

$1,000

 

Santa Parade Trust

$25,000

 

Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust

$15,000

 

Life Education Trust Coastal Otago

$15,000

 

Dunedin Curtain Bank Trust

$15,000

 

SPort ADminstration ESprit Inc (SPADES)

$3,000

 

Dunedin Jazz Cabaret & Performing Arts Trust

$2,750

 

Te Roopu Tautoko Ki Te Tonga Inc

$28,000

 

Threading Whare Charitable Trust

$8,500

 

Dunedin Community Accounting

$1,000

 

Sawyers Bay School

$15,000

 

Otago Rowing Club

$34,720

Milton

Te Whare Puāwai o Tokomairaro

$36,000

 

Lawrence Heritage and Cultural Charitable Trust

$15,000

Oamaru

St Patrick's of Oamaru Ecclesiastical Goods Trust

$25,000

Oamaru

Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust

$20,000

Otago

NZ Special Olympics Lower South Island Regional Council

$8,000

 

Kiwi Family Trust

$2,500

 

BandQuest Charitable Trust

$4,600

 

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