Waitematā Local Board Grants Committee






Minutes of a meeting of the Waitematā Local Board Grants Committee held in the Waitematā Local Board Room, Level 2, 35 Graham Street, Auckland on Monday, 25 August 2014 at 10.01 am.





Pippa Coom


Deputy Chairperson

Deborah Yates



Shale Chambers  (from 10.02 am)









Rob Thomas




Waitematā Local Board Grants Committee

25 August 2014




1          Welcome



2          Apologies


There were no apologies.



3          Declaration of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


4          Confirmation of Minutes


Resolution number WTMG/2014/7

MOVED by Chairperson PJ Coom, seconded by Deputy Chairperson DA Yates:  

a)         That the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 22 May 2014, be confirmed as a true and correct record.



5          Leave of Absence


There were no leaves of absence.


6          Acknowledgements


There were no acknowledgements.


7          Petitions


There were no petitions.


8          Deputations


There were no deputations.


9          Public Forum


There was no public forum.


10        Extraordinary Business


There was no extraordinary business.


11        Notices of Motion


There were no notices of motion.



Waitemata Local Board Discretionary Community Funding: Round One 2014-2015

Secretarial Note:  The meeting adjourned at 11.38 am and reconvened at 11.44 am.


Resolution number WTMG/2014/8

MOVED by Chairperson PJ Coom, seconded by Deputy Chairperson DA Yates:  

a)         That the Waitemata Local Board Discretionary Community Funding:  Round One 2014-2015 report be received.


b)         That the Waitematā Local Board Grants Committee recommends to the Waitemata Local Board at its ordinary meeting on 9 September 2014:

i)       That the following grants be made from the Board’s Community Grants Funding for 2014-2015:

Table 1: Waitemata Local Board Community Funding Applications

Organisation name

Project Title

Total Amount Requested

Total Amount Granted

Comments/ Reasons

Coastguard Boating Education

Safe Boating - Coastguard Boating Education



Equipment to remain at Olympic Pools

Ensemble Polymnia

Rehearsal costs for performance of "Mass in B minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, an oratorio, with two poems from WWI



Contribution to venue hireage

New Zealand Blue Light Ventures Inc.

Provision of Kidsmart Handbooks (lifeskills information) to year nine children in the Waitemata area



Towards Kidsmart booklets for young people in the Waitemata Local Board area

WaterSafe Auckland Inc.

Whanau Nui drowning prevention education programme



Decline as other applications in the round are more locally based, and the applicant currently receives other sources of Council funding

Saint Columba Anglican Church

Project He Te Maara o te Timatatanga Hou o St Columba - community gardens



Towards equipment for the St Columba Community Gardens

Heritage Roses, Auckland

Refurbishment and improvement of Nancy Steen Garden



Subject to approval of accountability reports for previous grants by 9 September 2014


Parnell Community Trust

Community Centre amenity upgrade



Refer to Community Portfolio for further investigation prior to recommendation to the Board


Chinese New Settlers Services Trust

Education programme "Connecting Kids, Connecting Families"



Towards text books, visual resources and marketing for Connecting Kids, Connecting Families education programme

Parnell Community Committee Inc.

Operating costs



Towards monthly rent, AGM venue hire, photocopying, and advertising

Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside Inc.

Application for funding of venue hire charge at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Westhaven



Decline as the application is not for a community-based project but rather for operational costs

Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust

Workshops for new migrants and international students



Decline as application is for ongoing salaries rather than a specific, local community project

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Trust NZ

Newsletter and outreach worker salary



Towards production and circulation of the GRG newsletter

Blind Foundation

Library services and accessibility equipment



Decline as other applications in the round are for more locally-focussed projects

Marvellous Theatre Group

Costs associated with production of a performance for TAPAC's White Night event



Subject to confirmation it’s an affordable community event and that its CGAF application is not successful

Catholic Social Services

Emergency family support services



Decline as application is for an ongoing operational cost associated with service provision rather that a specific community project

Migrant Action Trust

Start Right in NZ seminar - pre-job search training



Towards pre-job search training for migrants in the Waitemata local board area

50 Plus Cycling - Auckland Greypower Association Inc.

"On Yer Bike" - attracting 50 Plus folk onto bikes



Refer group to Auckland Transport to discuss how the project can be supported

Recreate NZ

Three 'Urban Youth' Social events/outings in Ponsonby, Parnell and Newmarket 2015



Towards facilitation costs and ten pin bowling entry for “urban youth” social outings

Auckland Kids Achievement Trust

Project K -  14 month programme consisting of a wilderness adventure, community challenge and mentoring for students with untapped potential



Contribution to Project K










13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items


There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  






12.07 pm                                            The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.