Taupo District Council provides financial support for the community. The targeted areas are:
- Social Services
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Environment (this is a new area introduced in the 2018-2028 Long-term Plan).
To ensure that allocated funds are channelled to the right places within the Taupo District communities, independent distributors are engaged for each of the targeted areas. Council is also supported by the Turangi-Tongariro Community Board and the Mangakino-Pouākani Representative Group to distribute funds.
Applications to be an independent distributor
Council received applications to be an independent distributor from several groups. Council considered all applications at a special meeting held in July 2018 with results shown in the table below.
|Name of group||Reason for application||Accepted /Declined||Amount approved|
|Creative Taupo||Community Creative Arts Grants||Accepted||$30,000.00|
|Lake Taupo Sports Advisory Council Incorporated||Community Sport Grants||Accepted||$40,000.00|
|Te Pae o Waimihia||Community Sport Grants||Declined|
|Turangi Tongariro Sports Foundation Inc.||Community Sport Grants||Declined|
|Waiora Community Trust||Community Social Service Grants||Accepted||$100,000.00|