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Congratulations to Mercury Bay Community Board grant recipients

Coromandel Peninsula | Thu October 12, 2017

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TCDC's Community Boards have allocated their grants, which are intended to support not-for-profit organisations which have a positive impact on the community.

Some of the recipients include museums, community gardens, Scouting groups, RSAs, schools, kindergartens and sports clubs.

Mercury Bay

·         Off Beat Theatre company $2250 for the installation and purchase of black-out curtains.

·         The Parenting Place $400 for its "Delivery of Attitude," presentations at the Mercury Bay Area School.

·         Mercury Bay Business Association $2000 for Christmas lights for the town centre.

·         Whitianga Scouts $6000 for architect fees for its new den. This is because they have raised $114k themselves but needed an additional $6k to apply for other external funding.

·         Mercury Bay Community Support Trust $3000 for its day camp set-up costs.

·         Whitianga Half Marathon $2500 for set-up costs.

·         Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival $560 for set-up costs.

·         Matarangi Ratepayers Association $1000 for promotion and prizes for its summer carnival.

$17,710 was allocated out of the Board's $20,000 community grants and $20,000 events funds.


Grants to be provided from the Cultural & Heritage Fund:

·         Mercury Bay Museum Trust $3000 for the upgrade of its Dairy Factory exhibition.

·         Kotare Reserve Memorial Garden Trust $1500 to help towards build an entrance wall, historical wall and the first memorial wall along with initial planting and landscaping.


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