Charities, events and placemakers receive funding

Published on 21 April 2023


Over $30,000 in funding for charities, events, programmes and placemaking activities was granted at the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board last week (Thursday 13 April).

Meraki Hub Paihia was granted a total of $3,992 for a series of free events and workshops showcasing Te Ao Māori and Matariki. The funding will go towards the cost of hiring a marquee for the Matariki Puanga 2023 event.

Bald Angels Charitable Trust was granted $2,265 for its Angel Wings Project. This will see a large mural of angel wings symbolising diversity, equity and inclusion painted at the Kerikeri Domain. The art installation will be near the new children’s playground area. 

Places for two students on a youth development sailing voyage have been secured again this year with a $4,000 grant. The R Tucker Thompson Sailing Training Trust programme requested funding for one student last year, which was extended by the board to accommodate two students. The two spots were enabled again this year by the board’s funding.

Our Kerikeri requested funding to develop their Kerikeri/Waipapa CBD masterplan. The group was granted $22,967, which was equal to the board’s remaining placemaking fund.

An annual request from organisers of the Bay of Islands Country Music Festival was granted. The $5,000 will go towards supporting publicity and shuttlebuses for the May event.

Bay of Islands Young Farmers is hosting regional finals and applied for $620 in funding to go towards the cost of marquee and equipment hire for its final evening show. This was granted by the board.

The next community board meeting is Thursday 11 May. You can go to our Meetings calendar for a live link to meetings, as well as agenda information. 

Main image from Bald Angels Ngā Anahera Pākira webpage


Last updated 21 April 2023