For the first time in a number of years the Trust has allocated a portion of the grants budget for a community funding round.  The contestable fund available is $15,000.  It is anticipated that the funding round will open mid June and close mid July with payments made to successful applicants in August.  Local community groups and organisations who can demonstrate their project / initiative will benefit the Greytown community will be able to apply.  The categories and criteria under which you can apply along with confirmed dates will be advertised later in May.  An application form will be available on our website in due course and we look forward to receiving plenty of interest.  I know there are a few local groups out there who will be well pleased to read this.

Education remains a large focus for our funding support with $58,950 being allocated for the local primary school, college and early childhood.   Applications are received from each at the end of the year for initiatives they wish to cover the following school year.  An update on how last year’s funding has made a difference will be provided later in the year.

Funding for the Greytown Sport and Leisure Society executive officer role will again be covered by the Trust this year whilst the Society continues to work towards implementing and securing an alternative funding mechanism.

The total community distribution for this year therefore remains at $107,700.  This is the amount set out in the Trust’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan where Trustees agreed to hold community distribution at this level for five years with a review after three.  This year sees us coming into year three.

Next Meetings

The Audit and Risk Committee will meet on Tuesday 16 May at 9am and a Trust Board meeting is scheduled for Friday 26 May commencing at 8am.  The venue for both meetings is the Trust Boardroom at 124 Main Street, Greytown.

For further information on any of the above, please contact Helga Perry, Trust Manager on 0274 517 011, email or visit our website