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Funds approved for three community organisations
December 13th, 2017
[by David Armstrong]
Three Motueka community groups were granted funds by the Motueka Community Board at its final meeting for 2017 on Tuesday.
The money was part of the board's Discretionary Fund which totals around $6,000 each year. Applications are heard at every second or third monthly board meeting.
Imagine Theatre was granted $500 to buy two second-hand speakers, which were owned by an ex-member of the Theatre group.
The group aims to put on 12 public events next year, hoping to raise the profile of the cultural hub that Imagine Theatre provides for Motueka. These events, as well as the various stage productions they put on, will benefit from a better sound system.
Motueka District Brass Band were also granted $500 to help with the costs involved in running the 2018 Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast Brass Bands Regional Competition, which they are hosting in Motueka early next year.
Some of the costs include road closures to allow for the street march event. The competitions would expect to bring up to 200 people to the town for a weekend.
The third recipient, again of $500, was Keep Motueka Beautiful, to help pay for the design and production of a leaflet called "Walking Motueka - a Guide to Walks and Places of Interest in and around Motueka".
Ten thousand of the high-quality leaflets have been delivered this week and are being distributed free of charge by the i-Site and selected motels.
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