City Council spending $108,000 on 24 community projects

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council’s Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved a total of $108,080 from the Social and Recreation Fund to support 24 projects.

Committee Chair, Councillor Paul Eagle says the Council is keen to support and invest in projects that make Wellington a better place to live.

“Lots of organisations do incredible things every day, many working with volunteers who want to make a real difference in their own communities.“

This is the second funding round of the 2013/14 financial year. The next closing date for applications will be 16 April 2014. Applicants can apply by visiting the Council’s website,

Funded Projects

Organisation Name Project Description Amount granted
Aro Valley Community Council Inc Sit and Be fit Classes 2014 $1,231
Autism Intervention Trust 2014 Holiday programmes for children with autism $7,000
Berhampore School 3G Basketball hoop for Berhampore School $556
English Language Partners Wellington English Language Groups $2,973
Footy for All Charitable Trust Street Football $5,000
Hataitai Residents’ Association Inc Residents Association Funding Support $1,500
Johnsonville Community Association Inc.- Operational support $1,500
Lions Club Of Karori Charitable Trust Karori Lions Karnival & Fair $1,500
Living Streets Aotearoa Inc Walk 2 Work Day 2014 $2,000
MCLaSS: Multicultural Learning and Support Services Empowering refugee parents to participate in their children’s learning through school-based ESOL classes $6,000
New World Churton Park Churton Park Summer Festival $1,245
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre Wellington Timebank $10,000
Newtown Residents Association Inc Newtown Community Garden $2,000
NZ Council of Victim Support Groups – Wellington Service Delivery to Victims of Crime & Trauma $9,000
Parafed Wellington Incorporated Wheelchair Basketball $4,000
Rotary Club of Courtenay Place Annual Big Dig on Oriental Parade Beach $500
Tawa Leisure Marchers Support for Tawa Leisure Marchers $1,000
The Salvation Army New Zealand – Youth 614 Youth Services Wellington Wellington 614 Youth Services – Emergency Transitional Housing $10,000
Wadestown Toy Library Replace toys $275
Wellington Deaf Society Inc Staff wages & operational cost $6,000
Wellington Nightshelter Trust Additional funding for Nightshelter services – providing emergency and transitional accommodation for homeless men. $15,000
Wellington Rape Crisis Incorporated Wellington Rape Crisis $10,000
Wellington Regional 2020 Communications Trust, Trading as Wellington ICT Media for Connective Community $1,800
Youthline Wellington Incorporated Youthline Wellington Coordinators Salaries & Youthline’s Ongoing Education Programme $8,000
Total: $108,080

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