News | 7 December 2016

Council funding allocations focus on resilience in the city

Wellington City Council’s Grants Subcommittee has approved over $300,000 in funding to 61 recipients from a range of applications across heritage, the arts and culture, and community groups – with a strong focus on further developing resilience in the capital.

The subcommittee’s Chair, Councillor Sarah Free, says the recent earthquake has highlighted the need to do more to support resilience in the city, and an adjustment to criteria in the Built Heritage Incentive Fund demonstrates that.

“We have proactively responded to the 14 November earthquake by enabling owners of heritage-listed buildings to apply for our March round of funding for works required to stabilise, repair or obtain engineering assessments since the quake and on-going after-shocks.

“Another key area has been concentrating on building relationships across communities, and funding for Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) 2017 is a key component of that. The current theme is Zero Tolerance to Loneliness, which is aiming to encourage inclusion and interaction between youth and seniors.

“Similarly, the Strathmore Park Community Centre has received contract funding to support it while it transitions from being Council-run to community-managed, and it needs funding to achieve this and maintain resources,” adds Councillor Free.

The arts sector also benefited from this funding round announcement, which aligns with the Long Term Plan, according to Mayor and Arts and Culture Portfolio Leader Justin Lester.

“This allocation of funds recognises the importance of the arts sector to Wellington’s economy, culture and identity – and will further cement the city’s place as the creative capital of New Zealand,” says Mayor Lester.

Meanwhile, the Waste Minimisation Seed Fund will contribute to innovative and creative ways to reducing waste, and influencing community action and behaviour change.
Funding goes towards initiatives and organisations that meet the criteria for each grant round. 

Arts and Culture Fund

Organisation Project or Event Title Granted Amount
Aro Creative Inc Kilbirnie Festival 2017 at St Patrick's College $4,000
Enjoy Public Art Gallery Running Costs and Programming $8,500
Eternity Productions Limited t/a Eternity Opera Performance of the Marriage of Figaro $4,000
Java Dance Company Ltd. The Creamery Performance Series $4,290
Jenny McArthur under Big Live Arts Group Inc The Good Time Gals $5,000
Makers Of Entertainment Hikitia: Fool Steam, series of performances on the historic Hikitia steam crane $4,200
Music Managers' Forum (NZ) Inc Music Managers Forum - Summit 2017 $5,000
Nature Through Arts Collective Trust 'Imagine My City' interactive digital gallery, 'Mappery' and toolkit. $5,000
Northland Memorial Community Centre Inc Front Entrance Heritage Mural $3,900
Pirate and Queen Ltd. Lōemis,a  mid winter solstice festival $5,000
Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre Trust Big Girls for Wellington, giant female puppet workshops $5,000
Robin Murphy Productions Limited Pot Luck Webseries - Season Two $3,000
Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Trust Various Shakespare events and productions in 2017 $10,000
Sri Lanka Dance Academy Incorporated Production "Kanikani-Ranga" $4,000
Stagecraft Theatre Inc Operational support for performance marketing $4,000
Summer Shakespeare Trust Board Summer Shakespeare 2017 - All's Well That Ends Well $6,000
Taki Rua Productions Society Inc Performances of Tiki Taane Mahuta $6,000
The Community Performing Arts Trust Documenting refugee stories through film, working with Changemakers Refugee Forum $3,500
The Creation Station Support and mentoring for fashion graduates $3,000
The Kupe Charitable Trust Te Rā o Kupe - Community Māori festival. $2,000
The Theatreview Trust Theatreview reviews for NZ Fringe 2017 $3,600
Wellington Access Broadcasting Society Inc (Access Radio) Weekly radio show - Terry Shore's Songwriters Show $2,950
Wellington Access Broadcasting Society Inc (Access Radio) Community Zone radio targeting arts and music programming $3,840
Wellington Russian Club Russian Christmas Festival for Children 2016 $1,500
Wench under CAPITAL Theatre Productions Development of new show for Fringe called The Rites of Guru Rach $3,000
Youthdance Education Trust Wellington International Dance Day $1,000
Total $111,280

Built Heritage Incentive Fund

Organisation Project or Event Title Granted Amount
Annette Henry Former Mt Cook Police Barracks – 13 Buckle Street
Chris and Margaret Cochran Structural Upgrade of the Wedge – 20 Glenbervie Tce
Miriam Busby
Painting 33 Holloway Road
Realized Investments Limited Replacement of rusting and leaking roof – 1 Riddiford Street
St Mary of the Angels - Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington Seismic Strengthening Project – 17 Boulcott Street
 Total $119,020

Neighbours Day Aotearoa Fund

Organisation Project or Event Title Granted Amount
Aro Valley Community Council Inc AROund Aro Valley $500
Brooklyn Community Resource Centre BRC Christmas Lunch $250
Churton Park Community Association Inc Churton Park Neighbours Day event $500
Glenside Progressive Association Inc The Great Big Blackberry Feast $500
Hapori under New Zealand Red Cross - Wellington Hapori Picnic to connect established locals with newcomers $500
Hataitai Childcare Collective and Community House Inc Christmas on the Green and Neighbours day celebration $250
Houghton Valley Progressive Association Inc Neighbours Day 2017 event $500
International Muslim Association of New Zealand Incorporated Kilbirnie Mosque Neighbours Day $500
Miramar Peninsula Community Trust Various Neighbourhood Opportunities to Connect at the Seatoun Village Hall and St Christopher's. $350
Miramar Uniting Church Neighbourhood party 2017 $420
New Crossways Community Trust "Beyond the Letterbox" Mt Victoria Annual Treasure Hunt 2017 $500
Newtown Residents Association Inc Neighbours day at Newtown park $500
Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi Neighbours Day event in Newlands $500
Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association Community Picnic 2017 $500
Ngaio Playcentre Crofton Downs Community Day $380
Northland Memorial Community Centre Inc Neighbour's Day event at the Community Centre $500
Rise & Shine Events Ltd Frobisher Feast Neighbour's Day event $250
St Paul's Lutheran Church King St BBQ $265
Tawa Progressive & Ratepayers Association Inc. Neighbours Weekend, encouraging more streets to take part in Neighbour's Day $500
The Family Space Charitable Trust Neighbours Day Get-Together $500
The Miramar and Maupuia Community Trust Inc 'Meet the Neighbours' at the Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre $500
The Wellington Boys' and Girls' Institute Growing our Community to be held at the MacDonald Crescent walkway $500
The Wellington City Mission (Anglican) Trust Board Wellington City Mission Neighbours day 2017 $500
Woodridge Planters Inc. Community events in Woodridge, Grenada Village, and Seton Nossiter Park $500
Total $10,665

Waste Minimisation Seed Fund $2000 and over

Organisation Project or Event Title Granted Amount
3R Group Limited SeatSmart Child Car Seat Recycling $4,995
Kiwi Community Assistance Charitable Trust Waste Diversion through Food Rescue $10,000
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre Pilot Wash Against Waste Zone $3,250
Organic Wealth Healthy Soils, Healthy Kids Programme, Wellington Campaign $10,000
Sustainability Trust Business Waste Minimisation Behaviour Change $18,925
WorkerBe Oasis Upscaling the Kaicycle composting operation $3,010

Strathmore Park Community Centre Trust

Strathmore Park Community Centre Trust Community Centre operational support for remainder of 16/17, increasing to $56,000 subsequent two financial years $28,000