The Howick Local Board has voted to provide more than $30,000 of funding to community organisations in east Auckland.
At its final business meeting of 2023 in December the board had requests from 34 applicants for a total of $76,484 of funding from its Howick Quick Response fund.
The board voted to disperse $32,259 from the fund.
The largest amount granted to individual applicants was for $3000, which went to Howick Sailing Club toward the cost of a pair of tractor tyres; LifeKidz Trust for sensory games and operations manager wages; Mission Heights Junior College for kapa haka uniforms; and the New Zealand Multicultural Arts Association for venue hire.
Among the organisations that had their funding applications declined were Harlequin Musical Theatre, which asked for $2,193 to help with the cost of kitchen cabinetry and laminated benchtop and Howick Botany Neighborhood Support, which wanted $3000 to pay for Countdown gift cards, cable ties, stickers, toner and paper, and street signs.
Turned down also were Pakuranga Tennis Club, which applied for $2000 toward the cost of tennis balls; and Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust, which wanted $2,500 to fund telecommunication costs for text and calls.