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Great news for Taranaki Community groups seeking funding advice! 

Anyone involved in fundraising for voluntary community groups knows at times it feels like hard work securing funding for projects and activities. Knowing where to start, who to talk to, what funding is available and how to apply for a grant can sometimes feel like a momentous task. Taranaki community groups will be pleased to hear that help is on the way!

From March 2017 onwards our Grants Advisors Kathryn Grant and Kapoi Mathieson will be visiting libraries around the region, for a series of regular informal chats. Held once a month on a Thursday between 10am and 1pm at the Hawera, Opunake, Stratford and Waitara Libraries, the sessions will run from March to November. 

Kapoi says “The whole idea is to meet locals face to face, build relationships and make it easier for groups to access our funding. We also hope to attract groups that have not applied to the Trust previously or didn’t know they could”.

Community group members and individuals with questions about TSB Community Trust funding can head along to the sessions to have a chat to the Trust staff. Depending on the level of interest and information required, during the time available staff are aiming to respond to queries as best they can, and follow up if needed. Sessions are being held once a month on Thursdays  between the hours of 10.00am and 1.00pm, our staff will be on site at local public libraries in Waitara, Stratford, Hawera and Opunake (dates outlined below): 

Hawera Library:   First Thursday of month

Opunake Library:   Second Thursday of month

Stratford Library:  Third Thursday of month

Waitara Library:  Fourth Thursday of month

Come and see us! We will be there to provide assistance where needed.

We are keen to hear your funding questions - so bring them along! We'll help where we can!

For further information contact TSB Community Trust Office ph 06 769 9471 or email