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23/08/2018 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 23 August, 2018
Community groups with a focus on preserving or
enhancing the districts biodiversity or heritage, or who have an arts focus are
being encouraged to apply for Ashburton District Council grants, which are now
open until 30 September.
The Council is welcoming applications for the second
round of Biodiversity and Heritage grants for the year, as well as for the
first round of Creative Communities Scheme funding.
Application forms are available on the Council website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/grants
Chair of the Council’s Grants and Funding Subcommittee
Russell Ellis says the grants help to support a range of projects benefiting
“There are many dedicated groups in our community doing
outstanding work to improve our natural and built environment, or that provide
cultural opportunities for our people. If your group has a project that aligns
with this work, we’d like to hear from you.”
The Council introduced a second round of funding for
Biodiversity and Heritage in 2016, in recognition of the seasonal nature of
these projects. The first round opened in February with the remainder of the
Council community grant categories.
Creative New Zealand provides Creative Communities
Scheme funding to councils across the country to distribute in their local
communities. The scheme recognises the unique place of local arts projects and
is assessed by a local committee who have an extensive background in the
district’s varied arts community.
The Creative Communities Grant aims to support
artistic and cultural projects, including theatre, dance, music, literature and
To apply for the grants, download and complete an
application form on the Council website and return it to Council by email firstname.lastname@example.org
to the Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.
Applications for all three categories close Sunday 30