Heritage Festival gets $4000 in DCC grant

Dunedin's industrial past will be recognised thanks to $4000 from the Dunedin City Council.

The Southern Heritage Trust received the money from the council's community events grant during the latest round of funding announced yesterday.

Trust founder Ann Barsby said the grant would go towards the 2016 Heritage Festival, "Powerhouse: Celebrating Dunedin's industrial legacy''.

The money would help advertise the event, which would be held during the last weekend of October, she said.

The festival would be centred on the Dunedin Gasworks Museum and feature events and attractions elsewhere around the city.

The grant was "marvellous'', Mrs Barsby said.

"It enables us to really get going.''

"Everything helps and it's a community event, so we want everybody to be involved with it.

"When you are running events like this it's something that only works if you can get the promotion out there.

"This grant is hugely important in that respect.''

The $4000 grant for the trust was among more than $255,000 allocated to 92 groups, organisations and individuals in the latest round of funding, council acting events and community development manager Paul Coffey said.

"DCC community funding is an important part of how we work in partnership with Dunedin's communities to make its strategies a reality,'' he said.

The next funding round opens in early September and closes at 5pm on September 30.

Other grants were.-

Community events grants: Dunedin-Edinburgh Sister City Society $3000, Otago/Southland Amateur Fencing Council $2500, Mountain Biking Otago $2500, Circulation Community Inc $3000, Squash Otago $1000, Dunedin Bird Club $2000, Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust $1000, Rape Crisis Dunedin Inc $1393, Samoan Advisory Council $950, Otago Fish and Game $1317, Dunedin Open Gardens Association $1000, Otago Malaysians Student Association $1000, South Dunedin Business Association $4000.

Creative New Zealand creative communities Dunedin scheme: Art and Space Project $3000, Kimberley McAlevey $2500, Louise Kewene-Doig $3500, Dunedin Performing Arts and Competitions Society Inc $500, Friends of the Globe Theatre $2500, Dunedin Medieval and Renaissance Society $2670, Circulation Community Inc Society $2000, West Harbour Arts Charitable Trust $2500, Just Atelier $3277, The Back Beach Writers Group $3080, Aroha Novak $4000, Southern Heritage Trust $4300, Creative Arts Trust $1830, IHC New Zealand Inc $3500, Yellow Eye Ltd $5000, Gasp Dance Collective $1750, Jan Oliver Lucks $5000, Connected Media Charitable Trust $2000, Vogel St Party Charitable Trust $3520, Dunedin Chinese Art/Instrument Assn $1320.

Dunedin City Council arts grants: Daniel Belton and Good Company $4950, City Choir Dunedin $5585, Yarn $5000, Chamber Vulgarus $3000, Gasp Dance Collective $2353.

Dunedin Biodiversity Fund: Landscape Connections Trust $5000, Graham Parker $4975, Waitati Beach Soc $2000, Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Trust $4450, John and Moira Parker $1459.38, Orokonui Ecosanctuary $5000, Shaun and Helen Murphy $481.51, Blueskin Farm $5000, Quarantine Island $3000.

Community grants scheme: Anglican Family Care $3800, South Dunedin Street Festival Steering Group $3800, YWCA Dunedin Inc $3800, East Taieri Church $3800, Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women's Refuge $4712, Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence $2442, Catholic Social Services $3800, Foodshare Ltd $4712, Te Hoe Ora Whanau Services $3800, Pregnancy Help Inc $3800, Dunedin Curtain Bank $3800, Taieri Christian Care Trust $4510, Salvation Army Oasis Centre, Big Value Christmas $1704, Parenting Place $4068, Congregational Christian Church of Samoa $2500, Straight Up Trust, Rock Solid $4712, Scout Association of New Zealand $3800, Age Concern Otago $3800, Parent to Parent Otago $4000, Carers Society Otago $4712, Asthma Otago $3800, Servants Health Centre $4712.00, Arthritis Foundation of New Zealand Inc $3800, Dunedin Community Care Trust $3800, Aspire Kids, Tamariki Matana $2000, Disabled Persons Assembly Dunedin $3800, North Dunedin Shed Society $700, North End Rowing Club $2000, Brockville Community Church $1500, Dunedin City Petanque Inc $2000, Prison Fellowship New Zealand $1224, Dunedin North Community Patrol Charitable Trust $1000, Dunedin South Community Patrol $2000, Rate My Flat $2000, Mosgiel Memorial RSA $990.

Small grants: Grow Dunedin $500, Ngai Tahu Maori Law Centre $500, Mornington Toy and Games Library $500, Dunedin Community Mediation Charitable Trust $500, Poems in the Waiting Room $500, SPCA Otago $500, Strath Taieri Agriculture & Rural Charitable Trust $500, Dunedin Edinburgh Sister City $500, Larks Fitness Group $500, Transition Valley 473 $500.

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