The Annual Council Discretionary Grants Fund was launched by Council on 1 July 2022. It is intended that the fund will provide a more structured opportunity for not-for-profit community groups to seek Council funding, rather than requests as part of the Annual Plan & Long Term Plan processes. It is open to any not-for-profit organisation that can demonstrate a benefit to the Kaikōura District.
We have all been following the devastation that is unfolding in the North Island and a wave of compassion is flowing out to the affected communities from all across New Zealand. We all want to help, and our community has already made an incredible contribution by organising fundraising initiatives and donations. Teams on the ground are now encouraging everyone who can help to make monetary donations rather than donating food and other goods.