Monday, 25 June 2018


TCDC Community Board grants are now open

TCDC Community Board grants are now open

If you are part of an organisation that provides a community service, activity or event that is not-for-profit, you could be eligible for one of TCDC's community board grants.

 Applications are now open and the deadline is 4pm on Friday 4 August.

Community Grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community.

Each Community Board area has a contestable grants pool to encourage and support not-for-profit organisations which have a positive impact on the community.

The grant values available in each area are:

Thames Community Board Grants - $25,000
Thames Community Board Events Grants - $15,000
Coromandel/Colville Board Community Grants - $13,500
Mercury Bay Community Board Grants - $20,000
Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000
Whangamata Community Board Grants - $30,000



Should Mercury Bay property owners pay and additional, say, $300 per year in Thames Coromandel District Council rates to fund a new swimming pool in Whitianga?

The Mercury Bay Informer is a highly popular community newspaper, based in Whitianga. The paper is distributed throughout the Coromandel Peninsula, coast to coast from Thames to north of Colville.