$30,000 awarded to local community groups and schools

Thirty North Canterbury schools and charitable organisations have been named as recipients of the 2019 MainPower Community Fund.

North Canterbury’s electricity distributors, MainPower New Zealand Limited, have been running the contestable fund since 2015. Chief Executive Andy Lester is pleased with how the fund has evolved over the years.

“Due to the popularity of the Community Fund, we increased the funding available to $30,000 in 2019, a $10,000 increase,” says Mr. Lester. “We also introduced a separate voting stage, where a group of finalists were profiled online, allowing members of the community to have a say in where the funds will be allocated.”

$20,000 has been allocated to community groups and $10,000 to school projects. The recipients represent a range of community activities.

“Whether the funding is going towards giving kids the chance to learn about the environment, or supporting the region’s most vulnerable, the key thing is that all of the recipients are doing great things for North Canterbury,” Mr. Lester adds.

More information on the MainPower Community Fund is available here.

2019 MainPower Community Fund recipients

Community Groups

  • Waikuku Beach Surf Lifesaving

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury

  • Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust

  • Amberley Meals on Wheels

  • Satisfy Food Rescue

  • Kaiapoi Food Forest

  • Mini Ha Ha Horse Haven

  • Rangiora Community Patrol

  • Southbrook Community Sports Club

  • Chris Ruth Centre

  • Kaikoura Community Shed

  • Good Night, Sleep Tight

  • Cheviot Community Menz Shed

  • Rachel’s House Trust

  • Oxford Community Men Shed

  • Oxford Arts Trust

  • Kaichorus

  • Reflections Community Trust

  • SeniorNet

  • Rangiora Community Menz Shed

Schools/educational programmes

  • Hanmer Springs School

  • North Canterbury Alpine Trust

  • Rangiora High School

  • Waiau School

  • Loburn School

  • North Loburn School

  • View Hill School

  • Fernside School

  • Amberley Community Preschool

  • Amberley School