Month 11 2011 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the funding round for the 11thmonth of the 2011/12 financial year. Grants totalling $200,918.59 were paid out to 32 different organisations/individuals. There was also one pledged grant of $30,000 that will be paid out once the applicant meets certain criteria.
Organisation/ Individual grants of note;
Hospice Foundation Taranaki received a grant of $50,000 towards administration costs
Tu Tama Wahine O Taranaki received a grant of $49,000 towards fit out of new offices (located on Powderham Street)
Access Radio Taranaki received a grant of $20,000 to subsidise 10 community groups that do not have sponsorship to broadcast one show per week for a year
Opunake Boat and Underwater Club received a grant of $10,000 towards a tractor rebuild
New Zealand Institute of Surveyors received a grant of $40,000 towards the bronze statue of Frederick Carrington to be erected in Robe Street, New Plymouth
Stephen Hills received $1,500 to assist with the cost to travel to Los Angeles to represent New Zealand in the Para Cycling World Track Championships.
Third Quarter 2011
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the third funding round for the 2011/12 financial year. Grants totaling $1,103,449.00 were paid out to 220 different organisations/individuals, with a further 22 being pledged grants totaling $647,600.00 dependant on meeting certain criteria.
Organisations to receive large grants included;
WOMAD New Zealand Charitable Trust received a grant of $125,000.00 to assist with the presentation of WOMAD in Taranaki. Now in its eighth year in the region, 112,000 festival goers and 2,600 artists have attended the festival since 2003. This year’s grant included $15,000.00 towards the festival’s community workshop programme, which includes flag-making workshops in which 70 street flags will be created by Taranaki children through workshops facilitated by the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.
The Dame Malvina Major Foundation’s Taranaki Committee received a grant of $100,000.00towards supporting Taranaki youth in their pursuit of education and development in the performing arts. During the 2011 year 119 young Taranaki artists and groups received grants from the committee thanks to TSB Community Trust funding. Grant recipients included young New Plymouth soprano Bryony Williams who received $5,000. Bryony, who was recently also awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester next year, is just one of the committee’s success stories; in the five years since it was established 427 other young artists have also received grants.
Sport Taranaki received a grant of $110,000.00, including $13,000.00 towards sports club development, $6,000 towards general administration and $91,000.00 towards the provision of the Targeted Schools Clubs Programme. Aimed at increasing young people’s participation in targeted sports, numbers of sports teams, providing professional development for teachers and linking school sports with sports clubs the programme is set to have great sport outcomes for regional youth.
Stratford Community House Trust received a grant of $45,000.00 towards information and communication technology (ICT) set up costs and furniture for the Stratford Community House.
Te Puna Trust received a grant of $40,000.00 towards a new youth development initiative formed to improve the life outcomes and reduce the offending rate of children and young persons in the Taranaki area. The Trust aims to do this by maintaining effective partnerships with the police and working with family/whanau of children and young people who are at risk of offending or repeat offending by targeting risk factors based on the four cornerstones – family, education, health and community. The funding will assist with operational and vehicle costs.
South Taranaki Medical Trust received a grant of $38,000.00 towards the purchase of a new ETT (Exercise Tolerance Test)cardiac diagnostic system which will be used to provide a free cardiac diagnostic service in South Taranaki. The new machine is being imported from the USA. Cardiac stress testing is used by doctors to help diagnose coronary heart disease and to determine the severity of coronary heart disease in people who have it. South Taranaki residents in need of diagnosis will no longer need to travel through to New Plymouth.
Opunake Sports and Recreation Trust received a grant of $37,000.000 towards refurbishing the gymnasium floor and carpeting the stadium floor at the Sandfords Event Centre.
Ngati Te Whiti Hapu Society Incorporated received a grant of $30,000.00 towards a bi-lingual street signage project to be installed on key walkways and historically significant sites in the New Plymouth central business district.
Not all grants need to be large to make an impact. The North Taranaki Community Men’s Shed received a new annual grant of $1,400 towards their initial set up and establishment costs. The group has an aim of establishing a ‘Men’s shed’- a communal place where men can meet, socialize, build things, share skills, volunteer their time and talk about issues. The concept of the ‘Men’s shed’ has been popular in Australia, while in New Zealand there are already three other men’s sheds established, with others planned.
Second Quarter 2011 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the second funding round for the 2011/12 financial year. Grants totaling $1,906,660.00 were paid out to 233 different organisations/individuals, with a further 20 being pledged grants totaling $567,200.00 dependant on meeting certain criteria.
The largest recipient of a grant this quarter was TSB TOPEC. They received a grant of $314,950 which included $265,000 towards the construction of a new eco leadership lodge, and $49,950 towards subsidising the cost per student to attend school camps at the facility.
TSBTOPEC provides low cost outdoor education opportunities to thousands of Taranaki youth each year, as well as training for adults and those working in the outdoor education sector.
The organisation will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 and has a lot to celebrate.
When the Director of the facility Steve Ralph returned from an overnight camp and heard news of the grant he literally ran around and jumped for joy. “The grant is going to mean that TSB TOPEC is well equipped for the years ahead and can be more self sustaining in the 21st century”.
The eco lodge will provide a training venue for community and corporate organisations with accommodation for 15 people overnight and a meeting space with up to date ICT facilities.
The lodge concept was developed by local firm ‘Contain It’ who worked with award winning local architect Tony Biesiek to develop the design. Built from recycled and reclaimed materials and powered by renewable energy sources, the lodge will provide a model of sustainable living.
“Senior students, adult groups and corporate groups will be able to stay in the lodge and experience an environmentally sustainable living environment” says Steve Ralph.
Environmental awareness is an important aspect of the organisation’s philosophy, with the staff actively promoting respect and conservation of natural resources.
The lodge will be open for bookings in late 2012.
First Quarter 2011 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the first funding round for the 2010/2011 financial year. Grants totaling $965,191.39 were paid out to 200 different organisations/ individuals.
At this time of the year when the cold winter days and nights can seem endless it’s great to have something different to do. The Taranaki International Arts Festival could never be described as ‘ordinary’ instead providing extraordinary opportunities for Taranaki people to experience artistic talent from around the world. TAFT received a grant of $180,000 towards the festival this year to encourage youth participation, deliver the Schools Programme, and stage the Lantern Parade and Spiegeltent events.
New Plymouth District Council received a grant of $35,000 towards the forthcoming Puke Ariki interactive Rugby exhibition “It’s Not Just a Game. Whanau. Whakapapa. Whutupaora” which commences to coincide with the Rugby World Cup 2011. “The grant has allowed us to tell previously untold Taranaki rugby stories in a very visually dynamic way” said Hannah Leahy, of Puke Ariki.
Computers, interactive whiteboards, i-pads - the ever evolving world of information and communication technology (ICT) is high on the list of needs in today’s schools
CentralSchoolreceived a grant of $23,000 to upgrade their ICT network
MerrilandsSchool received a grant of $15,000 and Fitzroy School received a grant of $26,000, both towards purchasing laptops and activboards
MarcoSchool received a grant of $9,645, while Midhurst School received a grant of $16,000 towards helping children access the latest technology
ICT is not just for the young– New Plymouth’s SeniorNet also received a grant of $12,000 to purchase ICT equipment.
Other grants included:
NZ Army Association – Taranaki received $40,000 towards commissioning a bronze statue in Stratford of Lieutenant William George Malone
Hawera Rugby League and Sports Club received $25,000 towards new uniforms for 187 players
Taranaki Rural Support Trust received $15,000 towards running Mental First Aid Training seminars in rural communities
Mahia Mai A Whai Tara Trust received $15,900 to upgrade their building in Waitara
TSBCommunity Trust is presently accepting applications for Quarter 2 of the 2011/2012 financial year. The close off date for applications is the 15th August. Maria Ramsay, Trust Manager said“This funding round is the only opportunity this financial year for applications $50,000 and over, it’s important that potential applicants contact the Trust Office to discuss their applications and to make sure that they have all the required information.”. To find out more about how to apply contact the Trust Office or visit the Trust’s website
Fourth Quarter 2010 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the fourth and final funding round for the 2010/11 financial year. Grants totalling $1,313,666 were paid out to 286 different organisations/individuals, with a further 12 being pledged grants totalling $349,400 dependant on meeting certain criteria.
The largest recipients of the grants were Taranaki Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools that collectively received a staggering $723,480. Over $470,000 of that was for literacy related programmes and a further $236,000 for numeracy related programmes.
There are all types of fantastic programmes that have been developed thanks to these literacy grants. One inspiring example is the ‘Ready For School’ programme developed by Tawhiti School. Four year olds that are prospective students at Tawhitit School are given the opportunity to be enrolled in the programme, once enrolled they head off, with their caregiver, to the school every Wednesday.
The programme is aimed at preparing them for school life by developing good reading habits which can effectively give them a positive ‘head-start’. The programme is delivered by the Deputy Principal, Jacqui Scott. Jacqui models reading behaviours and children soon learn to identify full stops and capital letters, they also understand that the text carries the message. At the same time caregivers are learning valuable techniques for reading with the children at home. Each time the child receives an individual reader that they can take home for the week. The grant that the Trust gives to Tawhiti School ensures that Jacqui can be released from her role as the new entrant teacher to deliver the programme.
This was the seventh year that the trust has provided funding for literacy to schools and the third year that numeracy has also been funded. In total over the past seven years the Trust has assisted the youth of Taranaki to improve their literacy and numeracy skills to the tune of over $4.1 million. A true example of how the Trust values the contribution of our youth to the future of Taranaki.
The Trust is currently considering applications for quarter one funding round and applicants will be notified of the outcome early July 2011.
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Third Quarter 2010 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the third funding round for the 2010/11 financial year. Grants totalling $950,599.00 were paid out to 188 different organisations/individuals, with a further 16 being pledged grants totalling $217,750 dependant on meeting certain criteria.
Egmont A&P Association received $100,000 to go towards the cost of repairing and refurbishing the grandstand
The Bishops Action Foundationhave been granted $75,000 towards the cost of implementing reliable, affordable and fully supported IT systems for voluntary and community organisations through a partnership with orcon and using cloud hosting technology.Many voluntary and community sector organisations struggle with unreliable and out dated IT equipment/systems. This project will enable organisations to access a system that offers full technical support, full backup and regularly updated equipment. This will improve reliability, enhance service delivery and will be affordable.
Ajeet Rai received a helping hand from the Trust in the form of a $1,500 grant to assist with the costs of travelling to Australia to represent New Zealand in tennis. Ajeeti was selected to represent NZ in the 12u boys team to tour to Melbourne. The event which is to be played at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open Grand Slam, will see the Kiwi sides take on Australian State teams which will include Australia's top players in the U14 and U12 age groups.
Meanwhile Taranaki FM Trust received a $10,000.00 grant to provide a community notice and promotion service on 100. 4 the Most FM. The plan is that they will interview, publicise or promote other groups or activities supported by the TSBCT. It might be an event the Trust has supported that could do with some publicity, or a group the Trust has supported that is seeking further funds or interest that the MOST can promote.
The Hospice Taranaki Foundation Trust received $50,000.00 to go towards the running of the essential and worthwhile service that is provided by Hospice Taranaki. Each year the Hospice Taranaki Foundation Trust needs to raise an additional $1,000,000 to deliver the service that the community requires. The TSB Community Trust has given the Hospice over $1.1 million over the past 10 years.
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Second Quarter 2010 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the second funding round for the 2010/11 financial year. Grants totalling $3,239,764 were paid out to 271 different organisations/individuals, with a further 37 being pledged grants dependant on meeting certain criteria.
St Andrewschurch received a grant of $36,000 towards the cost of repairing the stained glass windows in this historical church.
WISE Better Homes has received a grant of $150,000 towards the cost of retrofitting houses in Taranaki with new improved insulation. This is the sixth year that the TSB Community Trust has supported WISE Better Homes to meet their Vision - toenable all people in our communities to live in safe and healthy environments. The Trusts grant coupled with the funds that WISE Better Homes receive from EECA will mean that a further 125 households receive the assistance they need to ensure that their homes are well insulated and provide a healthy environment for their families to grow and develop in.
The TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival will have the assistance of $100,000 from the TSB Community Trust for the running of the Festival in April 2011. This event showcases the best of the world’s women surfers and will no doubt yet again provide a stunning display of surfing for the Taranaki public.
Meanwhile WOMAD NZ Charitable Trust received $125,000 towards the cost of bringing WOMAD to Taranaki. The funds from TSB Community Trust, as well supporting WOMAD as a whole, will see the introduction of community workshops in South Taranaki prior to the event and also an improved volunteer programme to assist with the delivery of WOMAD 2011.
In 2006 the TSB Community Trust granted $1.25m to the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust for the erection and maintenance of a predator-proof fence. The Trust is continuing it’s commitment to preserve Taranaki’s natural wildlife by granting a further $25,000 to help capitalise on this wonderful facility and make the most of a unique pest-free environment. The funds will help to maintain bio-security, start reintroducing endangered species, and develop resources and visitor assets.
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First Quarter 2010 Highlights
The TSB Community Trust has recently completed the first funding round for the 2010/11 financial year. Grants totalling $795,425 were paid out to 162 different organsiations/individuals.
G-TARanaki received a grant of $50,000 from the Trust towards the youth component of the festival. The Trusts contribution will go towards the Sky Academy. Up to 400 students from Taranaki High Schools will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with Uli Jon Roth, Niklas Turmann Elliot Dean, Mike Ehre and guests over a three day period.
The Tainui Historical Society received $35,000 to go towards the completion of the Museum extension in Mokau. ‘The museum has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and we are bursting at the seams due to the increase of artefacts and documents that are being donated to the museum. The grant from the TSB Community Trust has seen the extension completed and improved the experience for our visitors and enabled us to store our records in a usable manner.’ Said Brian Cummings Committee member of the Tainui Historical Society
Meanwhile the Stratford Community will soon have a redeveloped purpose built building to house the communities health providers with the assistance of a $200,000 grant from the TSB Community Trust. “The redevelopment and extension of the health centre will better serve the Stratford community. The extension will enable the integration of all services so that physios, audiologists, doctors, midwives and District Health Board staff can all share common areas such as storage, records and minor surgery rooms. There will now be a one stop Health clinic service in Stratford which is great for the community.” Said Brian Jeffares Chairman of the Stratford Health Trust
TAFT received a $10,000 grant towards the cost of bringing the National Theatre for Children productions The Farm at the end of the Road and End Game to Taranaki. In June there were 4 performances of The Farm at the end of the Road with over 1,500 2– 7 year olds attending from Uruti down to coastal Taranaki. Nelita Byrne TAFT Venues Manager said “We are thrilled that with the support of the TSB Community Trust, we can bring Capital E National Theatre for Children to the TSB Showplace so Taranaki children can enjoy quality theatre specifically produced to entertain them”.
Schools, Preschools and Te Kohanga Reo all received grants this quarter; Students at Hawera Intermediate School will have greater access to computers thanks to a $28,000 grant from the TSB Community Trust and Inglewood High School students will also be enjoying better access to computers with a grant of $24,000 towards laptops. The students at the Waitara Te Kohanga Reo will be able to relax in the shade with a grant of $12,500 towards sunshades and the Mania Community Preschool also received a grant of $6,555 towards the cost of their sunshades for the playground area.
TSB Community Trust is presently accepting applications for Quarter 2 of the 2010/11 financial year. The close off date for applications is the 16th August. Maria Ramsay, Trust Manager stressed ‘This funding round is the only opportunity this financial year for applications $50,000 and over, it’s important that potential applicants contact the Trust Office to discuss their applications and to make sure that they have all the required information.’
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