Council’s community grants help build stronger communities
18 September 2007
Emergency accommodation for women and children, youth health, wildlife conservation and support for volunteers are among the more than 80 grants given this year by the Christchurch City Council’s Metropolitan Funding Sub-committee.
Annually, the sub-committee distributes about $4 million in grants to community organisations which help promote grassroots infrastructures to build stronger communities.
Mayor Garry Moore says this continues the significant financial commitment by Council to support our community.
"Throughout the years the Council has formed strong relationships with various organisations that help deliver essential services and aid the citizens of this wonderful city.
"This funding supports the valuable work these groups undertake in our community.
"For many of the groups, this is core funding that ensures their continued operation and success in our community," Mr Moore says.
The Metropolitan Funding Sub-committee provides grants in a variety of categories. These include community services, economic development, arts and heritage, recreation and sport and environment and parks
This represents half of the Council’s annual commitment to funding community projects to the tune of $8.2 million.
Mr Moore says the Council has recently reviewing its community grants funding policies to ensure these best meet the needs of its community. The criteria for the new schemes will be available soon.
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