Grant Allocations 2017-18

The Nelson City Council’s Community Investment Funding Panel has awarded funds totalling $50,000 to 27 applicants from a wide range of not-for-profit organisations that support the well-being of the Nelson community.  

The latest funding round decisions are as follows:

Community Investment Fund Small Grant Allocations 2017/18

Group Name

Project description of the project

Funds Allocated

Adult Learning Support Nelson Incorporated

The Good Food course will empower up to 10 people with poor diets and health issues to cook healthier food for themselves and their family.


Alzheimers Society Nelson Inc.

Provide monthly Support Groups for all people living with dementia in the Nelson/Stoke community.


Angels Trio Trust

To provide school lunches for children in need across the Nelson Region


Bhutanese Society of Nelson New Zealand Incorporated

To support ethnic radio programme - Radio Lhotsampa run by Bhutanese Community of Nelson.


Health Action Trust (Nelson) - COMPASS Peer support & Advocacy Service

To help with the running costs of our Freephone services peer support group.


Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust

To expand the provision of Kidpower for Young Children Programme and Resource Kit to more Early Childhood Centres.


Life Linc Nelson Inc

Providing support groups for clients dealing with anxiety, depression or grief.


Male Room Inc.

The development of a support kit for those who have been served with a Police Safety Order (PSO)


Nelson Bays Community Laws Service Inc

Funds to pay interpreters for refugee family reunification legal assistance.


Nelson Community Foodbank Trust

For reimbursement of volunteers' fuel costs involved in the delivery of food parcels.


Nelson Intermediate School

To provide local families and adults the opportunity to access affordable swimming throughout the summer


Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge

To support our local Crisis Line, which works 24/7 and receives approximately 1,000 urgent calls per year from women suffering from domestic violence


Nelson Women's Centre

Creative and life skills workshops for women of all ages and abilities who are living on a low income


Parent to Parent

Support to host a Renew workshop


People First New Zealand, Nga Tangata Tuatahi

People First Top of the South Region office, which helps people with learning disability to have a voice in the community.


Postnatal Depression Support Network Inc

A fortnightly social group for mums who are experiencing difficulties with Post-Natal Depression and/or anxiety.


Richmond Riding for the Disabled Incorporated

To purchase cones and extendable barriers for the RDA facility


Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Incorporated

To run a Parenting Education Programm


SeniorNet (Nelson) Incorporated

To upgrade computer and TV screening facilities


St John Nelson Area Committee

The St John Youth programme focuses on teaching first aid, health care, leadership and life skills to help our young people develop into resilient, resourceful and community-minded adults


Stoke Community Centre Inc.

Staff funding for a programme designed to enhance the quality of life of the seniors at the Centre


SVS-Living Safe

To support our work with 10-17 year olds, to increase safety for young people addressing youth violence/anger


Te Ataarangi ki TeTauihu o te Waka-a-Maui Inc

To provide low-cost community classes in Te Reo Maori me ono tikanga for the people of Nelson


The White House

 Funds for a management support position


Victim Support in Nelson

Funds towards recruitment and training costs for new Victim Support volunteers and  acknowledging, supervising, debriefing and reimbursing our existing Nelson volunteers


Whakatu Te Korowai Manaakitanga Trust

Drivers Licence Education project to seek out those whanau with children that are breaching licence conditions and to assist them to move through to obtaining the correct licence.


Whenua Iti Trust

Journey Scholarships