Community funding evening

The Rata Foundation has helped with funding for a number of Selwyn community organisations including Selwyn Central St John build its new Rolleston ambulance station

Selwyn community groups, clubs and organisations wanting to know how to access funding are being invited to an information evening to get all the answers.

The Selwyn District Council is holding a Community Funding Information Session in Lincoln this month with four guest speakers outlining funding opportunities.

Council’s community development advisor Lisa Larkin said the information session will be invaluable.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about a range of funding options from the experts, right here in Selwyn,” Ms Larkin says.

“Ann O’Connor, a community advisor for the Department of Internal Affairs will present information on RealMe, what it is, and how it works. Ann will also explain how RealMe is used to apply for funds through the DIA system and an overview of the funds they administer. “Rata Foundation community engagement advisor Courtenay Sheat will be providing groups with an overview of Rata Foundation funding including their focus areas and criteria.”

The other speakers will be Donna Morris from Webfair and Brenda Smith from Generosity NZ, who will provide a live interactive demonstration.

Community Funding Information Session will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Thursday, October 26 between 7pm and 9pm. Those interested in attending should RSVP by October 20 to or phone Lisa Larkin on 347 2755 for more information.


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