CommunityCare Fund: funding announcements

Winter 2023 funding round

In September, the Transpower CommunityCare Fund panel selected 12 community projects across the country to receive a grant in the Winter 2023 funding round. The successful projects are listed below and were selected from the 38 Full Applications received. 

The total grant amount was $149,278.48.

Organisation Project  Council Area Amount Granted Description
Cambridge Primary School CPS Outdoor Classroom Waipa District Council $15,000  The construction and outfitting of an outdoor classroom on the school's nature reserve. Creating a usable classroom space, including resources and equipment, for children to be able to learn in, regardless of the weather.
Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury- West Coast Division Giving Our Beloved Cancer Centre a Facelift Grey District Council $7,175 A fresh paint job for their cancer centre will transform its drab appearance. Currently, it isn't very inviting to clients going through a cancer journey and it's also not very noticeable to passersby who might be interested to come in and learn more about what the Cancer Society can offer their community. This project will make a huge impact to those who need our support and make them feel welcome.
East Tamaki School School Values Murals Otara District Council $13043.38 Three murals will be painted and installed, each depicting the school's values. The third mural will be in the school's vegetable garden, part of their Garden to Table initiative, which teaches children to grow, harvest, prepare and share fruit and vegetables.
Friends of Studholme Bush Perimeter Fence for Reserve Waimate District Council $15,000 The construction of a 8km long wallaby-proof fence. This will exclude unwanted wanders from the native bush in the reserve, helping to restore its natural beauty.
Greater Hornby Residents Association Portable BBQ for Greater Hornby Area Christchurch City Council $14,000 A mobile BBQ that can be used for fundraising and community-based events events. The BBQ will also be available for other local community groups to use for their own celebrations.
House of Science Science Resource Library Expansion Tauranga City Council $15,000 House of Science is a charitable trust who design bi-lingual science resource kits for use in primary and intermediate schools. They current serve 42 schools in the Tauranga/Western Bay of Plenty region, and this grant will help them reach reach a wider number of schools in the region
Kaitiakitanga Charitable Trust Rua Oki Station, Waimahora, Trapping Otorohonga District Council $15,000 The trust will purchase and place 100 DOC 200 traps in the Nothern Pureora area, west of Lake Taupo. The area is surrounded by native forest, home to endangered lizards, bats and birds. The traps will remove pests affecting the area's biodiversity and endangering the local wildlife.
Lakeview Golf and Country Club Inc Community Hub Clubhouse Rebuild Kitchen fit out Rotorua Lakes Council $13,399 In 2020, Lakeview's clubhouse was completely destroyed by a devastating fire. They're currently rebuilding a multi-purpose community clubhouse which will be available to the wider community, including being available as an emergency evacuation centre. This CommunityCare Fund grant will specifically be spent on the kitchen fitout.
Nelson Christian Academy Marsden Valley Community Garden Nelson City Council $15,000 Establishing a community fruit and vegetable garden within the grounds of Nelson Christian Academy. This will enable students and members of Nelson's migrant community to learn about sustainable gardening practices in NZ conditions. 
Te Ao Hou Marae Te Ao Hou Marae Kitchen Upgrade Whanganui City Council $10,000 The marae will purchase gas hobbs, bench top and a walk-in chiller. The Marae is a suburban hub for the community, and this project will increase their capability to host activities an events at the marae.
Te Kia Ora Marae Te Kia Ora Marae Medical Project Rodney District Council $9,500 For the purchase of a defibrillator unit and two trauma first aid kits. These will be accessible to anybody in the community, including road users if needed in an emergency. 
Terviot Valley Walkways Committee Roxburgh River Track Upgrade Central Otago City Council $6,161 The Roxburgh Walkway Committee is undertaking upgrading the existing trail between Jedburgh Street and Tweed Street; approximately 883m. The track will be widened to 25m with improved usability for the wide variety of daily visitors. The project will improve access for walkers, joggers, dog walkers cyclists and prams, provide a better surface for the elderly, and also be more visually attractive.