14 days ago

North Canterbury groups and schools boosted by community fund

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Thirty North Canterbury schools and charities will receive a share of $30,000 from this year's MainPower Community Fund.

Lines company MainPower has been running the contestable fund since 2015.

"Due to the popularity of the Community Fund, we increased the funding available to $30,000 in 2019, a $10,000 increase," chief executive Andy Lester said.

"We also introduced a separate voting stage, where a group of finalists were profiled online, allowing members of the community to have a say in where the funds will be allocated."

A total of $20,000 has been allocated to community groups and $10,000 to school projects. The recipients represent a range of community activities.

"Whether the funding is going towards giving kids the chance to learn about the environment, or supporting the region's most vulnerable, the key thing is that all of the recipients are doing great things for North Canterbury," Lester said.


2019 MAINPOWER COMMUNITY FUND RECIPIENTS

Community Groups

Waikuku Beach Surf Lifesaving
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury
Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust
Amberley Meals on Wheels
Satisfy Food Rescue
Kaiapoi Food Forest
Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven
Rangiora Community Patrol
Southbrook Community Sports Club
Chris Ruth Centre
Kaikōura Community Shed
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Cheviot Community Menz Shed
Rachel's House Trust
Oxford Community Men Shed
Oxford Arts Trust
Kaichorus
Reflections Community Trust
SeniorNet
Rangiora Community Menz Shed

Schools/educational programmes
Hanmer Springs School
North Canterbury Alpine Trust
Rangiora High School
Waiau School
Loburn School
North Loburn School
View Hill School
Fernside School
Amberley Community Preschool
Amberley School

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