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20 Oct 2016

Youth development projects receive funding in latest community investment round

The latest community investment funding round has been completed, with nearly $150,000 to be distributed across the community.

kids at skatepark

The Community Investment Funding Panel met on 11 October to deliberate and allocate funding for the latest round.
The Funding Panel is made up of four community representatives and one Council staff member, and distributes Community Investment Funding, to organisations with a focus on social development activities that support the well-being of the wider Nelson community.

For 2016/17 the Panel also allocated funding, at the request of Council, for Youth Development projects. Council received a total of 11 Youth Development Agreement applications, of which 7 were allocated funding.

A further 30 Community Investment Fund Grant applications were received, of which 21 that were allocated funding, as well as 1 additional Community Investment Agreement.
Group Manager Community Services, and Chair of the Panel, Chris Ward, says “The Panel were pleased to see a diverse range of applications for projects supporting positive youth development and social development outcomes for our community”.
He encouraged groups with ideas for next year’s funding round to contact Council to discuss their ideas with the Community Partnerships team.
The next funding round will be in 2017.

2016/17 Youth Development Agreement applications


Organisation  Purpose of funding Amount
Community Art Works
To provide a programme of Visual and Performing Arts, aimed at ensuring access to these disciplines for youth, who are disadvantaged and cannot access these arts via the mainstream.
Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective To support the administrative,maintenance and operational costs involved in supplying sound equipment for community groups and young people. $10,020.00
1000Sport Tasman To provide a top of the south skatepark tour event that includes Nelson over the 2016/17 summer, including research, and to engage local lower socio-economic youth in the outdoors. $11,000.00
Tahunanui Community Centre To support a youth action group and offer youth drop in and cafe sessions after school and youth events at Tahunanui Beach in school holidays. $40,000.00
The Nelson ARK

To provide educational and rehabilitative programmes by
ARK graduates for young people using animal assisted therapy.
Volunteer Nelson

Training for ten youth leaders; enabling four volunteer action events; organising a youth summit; organising six youth volunteering roadshows; developing and maintaining a youth volunteer Facebook Page; providing a Start-Up Fund for youth volunteer projects.
Whenua Iti Trust Inc

To provide Waka Ama Journeys as a vehicle for personal and social growth and development for Nelson youth.

Total allocated:

2016/17 Community Investment Fund Grants

Organisation Purpose of funding Amount
Age Concern Nelson Tasman To capture Life Stories and provide Healthy Eating Workshops. $2,500.00
Alzheimers Society Nelson Inc To provide dementia education sessions to the wider Nelson community. $2,500.00
Citizens Advice Bureau Nelson Tasman Inc. To contribute to purchasing resources that will assist the CAB deliver volunteer training and ongoing learning. $500.00
COMPASS Peer Support & Advocacy Service (Health Action Trust Nelson) To assist people suffering Mental Health Distress in accessing the support they need. $2,100.00
IHC New Zealand Incorporated Towards the part-time salary costs for the Social Coordinator assisting people with an intellectual disability to participate in social and recreational opportunities in the Nelson area.   $2,500.00
Inspiring Communities
To provide a two day 'Activating Communities' workshop with Jim Diers and Inspiring Communities in March 2017.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust To provide Kidpower and Fullpower workshops for the Victory community. $2,330.00
Neighbourhood Support Nelson To promote Neighbours Day Aotearoa and offer vouchers as an incentive for neighbourhoods to take part. $1,500.00

Nelson Community Christian Night Shelter

To contribute to supervisor's salary and costs. $2,500.00
Nelson Community
Toy Library
To purchase quality toys and storage packaging for the Nelson Community Toy Library. $2,500.00

Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust
To assist with community communications for Pasifika. $2,500.00

Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective

To provide a two day youth hui for all youth workers in the Nelson/Tasman region to allow collaboration, conversation and training.

Womens Support Inc.

To provide creative life skills workshops for women of all ages and abilities who are on a low income.
Parent to Parent Nelson To provide support for Family
Activity Days.
Royal New Zealand
Plunket Society Nelson Marlborough Area Incorporated
To support the PEPE (Parenting Education Programme), a Plunket-developed national programme. This consists of a series of five courses, aimed at supporting parents in their parenting role, through the different stages of their children's early development. $2,500.00
Sexual Abuse Support & Healing (SASH-Nelson) Inc. To support Safer Bars training. $2,100.00
St John Nelson Area
To contribute to the St John Youth programme, which focuses on teaching first aid, health care, leadership and life skills to help our young people develop into resilient, resourceful and community-minded adults $1,000.00

Stoke Commumnity Centre Inc.

To provide part wages for the General Assistant in a programme designed to enhance the quality of life of the Seniors of the Club.
Tahunanui Community Centre
To purchase equipment to grow the Tahunanui community's capacity to hold more community events, so there can be more happening and fewer barriers.

Victim Support in Nelson (formally known as NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Inc)

To contribute to recruitment and training costs for new Victim Support volunteers in 2017 and acknowledging, supervising, debriefing and reimbursing existing volunteers.
Victory Community Centre To provide family access to quality recreational swimming. $2,500.00
Total allocated:   $42,230.00

2016/17 Community Investment Fund Agreement applications


Purpose of funding

KidsCan Charitable Trust To provide support in 2017 to Nelson partner schools, providing food, clothing and health items to disadvantaged children. $6,120.00