Community Matching Fund Success Stories

A selection of projects and success stories helped by our community matching fund:

​Waihi Beach Coastguard

Project: Extending headquarters for new rescue vessel
Grant: $20,000

Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard provide marine search and rescue, education and safety support in the Western Bay of Plenty coastal area. A $360,000 project to replace the aging rescue vessel “Search Two” and extend the headquarters building to garage it was partly funded by a $20,000 grant from the WBOPDC Community Matching Fund.

The outcomes are a new fit for purpose boat and facilities, including an area for lifeguards. With our growing population this joint initiative has seen rescue capabilities enhanced and helped make our stunning district an even safer place to enjoy the water.

Te Puke Toy Library

The toy library received $5000 from the 2016 Community Matching Fund to cover their 'special cicumstances hireage fees' - which allows children with special circumstances to rent toys for free.

Te Puke Toy Library is a charitable organisation run by volunteers and Toy Librarians.  They are basically a library of toys instead of books.  Families can save time and money on toys - getting clean, good quality toys for a small rental price. They also have regular fundraising events.

Read more about the toy library and its story here.

Page reviewed: 22 Jun 2017 9:37am