46 Groups Get Grants

Forty-six Paraparaumu/Raumati groups and individuals have been given a total of $21,850 from this year’s Community Grants.

The money awarded by the Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board on the recommendations of Chair Jonny Best, Deputy Guy Burns, Kathy Spiers and Bernie Randall and two Ward Councillors made the decision this year to grant the contestants the various amounts at their 6-weekly meeting.

Grants are available to groups or individuals who promise a future input into the development of community, cultural or sports activities within the District.

Application forms for the next round start in July and are available from the Council website.

The successful applicants were:

Georgia Wickens $250 To assist with the cost for Georgia to participate in the School’s trip to Samoa.

Zane Ainslie $500 To assist with the cost for Zane to attend the NZ Under 16 Mixed Touch Team’s 2017 Development Tour.

Kapiti College Boys Hockey $63.25 To cover the cost of the Special Licence required for the Hockey Team’s fundraising quiz night.

Loved 4 Life $500 To assist with the costs of providing a quilt, knitted garments and meals to the families of newborn babies.

Paraparaumu College Barbershop Quartets and Vocal Chorus $500 To assist with the costs to compete in the Young Singers in Harmony national competition.

Parawai Lions Club $75 To assist with the cost of hiring the Kapiti Community Centre for the “Hearts Night” fundraising event, raising money for Idea Services.

Presentation Sisters $500 To assist with the cost of hiring the Paraparaumu Memorial Hall for the Presentation Sisters Mission Gala. Other grants were:

Estuary gets help…and many others

Waikanae Estuary Care Group $500 To assist with the costs to build fencing at the Group’s new site in Hana Udy Place.

Whirlwind $500 To assist with the costs of providing community mental health support for men.

Zoe Boyd $455 To assist with the cost of competing in the Australian National Cheerleading competition.

Kapiti Basketball Association $500 To assist with the costs of competing in the Basketball New Zealand regional tournament.

Kapiti Concert Orchestra $500 To contribute towards the costs of hiring music for a concert.

Kapiti Pony Club $500 To assist with the cost of relocating their amenities to new club grounds, and to add clubrooms, clear gorse, build fences and toilet facilities.

Kapiti Primary School $500 To assist with the cost of providing a shade sail over the Ngahina Kindergarten/Kapiti Primary School Community Garden.

“Pop-In Group” $500 To assist with the cost of renting a room at the Kapiti Community Centre for the Pop-In Group’s regular weekly meetings.

Toni Tutemahurangi $500 To assist with the cost of representing Kapiti College in a kapa haka performance tour in Thailand.

Combined Lions Club of Kapiti $333 To assist with the cost of providing printed collection bags for the 2014 Lions Foodbank Collection.

Kapiti Boxing Club $500 To assist with administration costs for the club.

Kapiti College Get2Go Team $500 To assist with the cost of competing in the Get2Go New Zealand Grand Final.

Kapiti Gymsports $500 To assist with the cost of building consent fees for the extension being built on the gymnasium

Paraparaumu North Community Emergency Hub $900 To assist with the cost to purchase and install two x 800 litre rainwater tanks at the Paraparaumu North Community Emergency Hub located at the Connect Church, 1 Realm Drive, Paraparaumu.

Parkinsonism Society of Kapiti/Horowhenua $500 To assist with rental costs for the Society’s office premises at Waikanae.

Youthquest Kapiti Charitable Trust $500 To assist with the costs of running the character mentoring programmes.

Kapiti Community Patrol $259.99 To purchase a Garmin Drivesmart 51 (Navman) for the KCP patrol car, in order to keep up to date with new street developments.

Coastella Community Music Initiative $500 To assist with the cost of getting visiting artists from the Coastella Music Festival to provide workshops at primary schools on the Kapiti Coast.

Kapiti Coast Rugby League Club (2004) Inc $500 To assist with the cost of paying for the fields at Matthews Park, Raumati.

Kapiti Songsters Choir $500 To assist with the cost of hall hire at the Kapiti Uniting Parish church hall in Raumati.

Kenakena School $500 To assist with the cost for 40 students to attend the outdoors activities programme at Palm Grove Camp, as part of the Year 6 boys mentoring programme.

Paraparaumu College Jazz Band $500 To assist with the cost for eight students to compete in the Tauranga Youth Jazz Festival.

Raumati Swimming Club $500 To assist with the cost of purchasing equipment for the Learn to Swim and Learn to Compete Swimming Programmes.

Teddy Bears Picnic $500 To assist with the sound equipment and MC costs associated with the Teddy Bears Picnic being held in Mazengarb Park on 25 February 2018.

Low Carbon Kapiti $500 To assist with the cost of building a Lego display to show what the Kapiti Coast could look like in the future.

Jesse Redstall $500 To assist with the cost of competing in the International Barbershop Competition, being held in Orlando, USA.

Kapiti Parents Centre $420.90 To assist with the cost of providing members with discounted swimming lessons at the Kapiti Learn to Swim school.

Kapiti Coast “No More Meth” $500 To assist with the cost of providing mentoring, information and other support services to families affected by methamphetamine use.

Rhys Davies $500 To assist with the cost to attend the International Air Cadet exchange, being held in the UK.

Kapiti Coast Chinese Community Trust $500 To assist with the cost of organising the Chinese New Year Celebration event.

All Star Victory Kittyhawk Cheerleading Team $500 To assist with the cost for the team to attend the Olympia Cheer competition in Auckland.

Kapiti Community Patrol $500 To assist with general running costs.

Kapiti College Women’s Rugby $500 To assist with travel and accommodation costs for team members.

Loren Whithair $500 To assist with the cost of representing NZ in England as a member of the Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ’s Young Shakespeare Company.

Community Connections $500 To assist with the cost for people with disabilities to go on a day trip to Kapiti Island.

Kapiti Chinese Language Academy Charitable Trust $500 To assist with the costs to run Chinese Language classes each weekend at the Kapiti Community Centre.

Kapiti College – Ecuador/Galapagos Islands Trip $500 To assist with the costs for 16 students to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with Operation Wallacea, a conservation research organisation.

Kapiti Table Tennis Club $500 To assist with the costs associated with financing social interclub and club championship events that fall outside the usual cub days.

Piripoho Playgroup $500 To assist with the costs associated with setting up and running a new playgroup for Kapiti Whanau.

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