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Art, Cultural and Sports Grant

The Focus Paihia Community Charitable Trust believe that by helping those in art, culture and sports in our community will further enhance Paihia to become an exceptional place to live, work and visit, and so in saying this we would like to announce that an art, cultural and sports grant will be offered yearly to local groups, with a contestable fund of $10k.

To apply for this grant you will need to email with the following information:

  • The name of your group.

  • Your history and how you came about.

  • Why you believe you should receive the grant.

  • The financial assistance you require and what it will be used for.

Applications open 1 July and close 31 July of each year.

2023 Recipients

St Johns - BOI Amateur Swimming Club - R.Tucker Thompson - Paihia Tennis Club - Paihia Rugby Club - Waitangi Marae - Oromahoe Kindergarten

Our largest year of successful applicants since the initiative began. This year we have assisted ST JOHNS in staging equipment for their Arty Bra Show fundraiser - sporting equipment for BOI AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB, PAIHIA TENNIS CLUB, and PAIHIA RUGBY CLUB. Other successful applicants R.TUCKER THOMPSON now have an ipad to support their voyages, OROMAHOE KINDERGARTEN can partake in development workshops and we have been able to assist WAITANGI MARAE in developing Whare Tupuna.

2022 Recipients

Meraki Hub - Outfit North - Bay of Islands Ocean Swimmers - Tai Kotuku Waka Ama - 

We congratulate the successful applicants MERAKI HUB who will use funds received to deliver their amazing programme, OUTFIT NORTH for sports equipment for their free youth programme, BAY OF ISLANDS OCEAN SWIMMERS for purchasing new flags, and TAI KOTUKU WAKA AMA for repairs to their waka.

2021 Recipients

Bay of Islands Gymnastic Club - Tai Kotuku Waka Ama - Paihia Football Club - Paihia Tennis Club

Fantastic to award the 2021 Art, culture and sports award to BAY OF ISLANDS GYMNASTICS CLUB to purchase a new springboard, TAI KOTUKU WAKA AMA for a new gazebo, brand new goals for the PAIHIA FOOTBALL CLUB and assistance in resurfacing the tennis courts at the PAIHA TENNIS CLUB.

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