Community groups get $267,819

Dunedin Venues Management Ltd has given more than $250,000 to community groups in its September funding round, it was confirmed yesterday.

DVML marketing and communications manager Kim Barnes said as part of the community access service level agreement with Dunedin City Council, DVML had $750,000 in annual funding to allocate for community events and activities to be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium and the Dunedin Centre.

The funding provides financial support to people, community groups and organisations that have a charitable status or are not-for-profit organisations, to enable the community to use the facilities, resources and equipment of the two venues.

The September funding gave $267,819.60 to 24 organisations to hold 53 events.

The next round of funding - for events between July 1 and December 31 next year - opens on February 1 and closes on March 4.

The allocation. - Athletics training squad, $3700; Southern Skating, $14,580; Otago Rugby Football Union, $19,940.96; Athletics Otago, $3090; Athletics NZ, $18,870.96; Southern United Football, $43,982.88; Sport Otago, $10,210; NZ Masters Games, $15,720.96; Historic Motoring, $4000; Search and Rescue Institute New Zealand Trust, $14,730; Plunket, $16,110.96; Playcentre, $16,110.96; Natural Health & Wellbeing, $1450; Wishbone Trust, $5350; Kavanagh College, $14,660.96; Dog Rescue Dunedin, $19,530.96; Fibromyalgia Awareness, $2450; Malcam Charitable Trust, $14,350; Dunedin Bike Blade & Board Development Trust, $5240; Kaikorai Valley College, $2740.

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