Recipients of 2018 Council Community Grants and Funding announced

2/07/2018 12:00 a.m.

More than 70 community groups and organisations around the district are set to benefit from $1.1 million of funding from Council's annual Community Grants and Funding scheme.

Council announced the successful recipients for the 2018/19 financial year at it's meeting on Thursday.

The money will be allocated across five categories including Arts and Culture; Community Development; Economic Development; Events; Sports and Recreation; and Natural and Built Environment.

Mayor Donna Favel said the annual funding round was an opportunity for Council to support some of the great work being done around the district.

"The calibre of applicants was extremely high again this year and Council is pleased to contribute funding to a diverse range of projects, and multiple community groups and agencies."

Recipients include agencies such as Mid Canterbury Youth Charitable Trust, Neighbourhood Support, and Birthright Canterbury; projects such as Mid Canterbury Boxing Academy, KidzMethven, and Historic Places Mid Canterbury; events such as Multi-Cultural Bite, Rakaia Salmon Run, and Ashburton Wheels Week; and community infrastructure such as the Chertsey Hall Society, Mt Somers Community Pool, and Methven Croquet Club.

Funding is also provided to community libraries in the district and agencies with a service level agreement with Council. These include Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton Trust Event Centre and Safer Ashburton District.

A full list of the successful recipients and their projects is available on the Council website. Applications for the 2018/19 round of grants and funding closed on 28 February 2018. The 2019/20 round of Council grants and funding will open at the end of January next year.​

For more information on Council's grants and funding or to view the full list of recipients for the 2018/19 year, visit

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