$1 million to help Edgecumbe

The damaged township of Edgecumbe will receive a little extra support thanks to the Lottery Grants Board. File photo.

Ongoing flood relief and assistance in Edgecumbe is set to receive a top up of $1 million from the Lottery Grants Board reserves.

The Lottery Rangitaiki River Stopbank Breach Recovery Fund Subcommittee has been established to receive requests for assistance for community wellbeing, and the recovery of community facilities and services (not business and/or employment support) lost as a result of the Rangitaiki River stopbank breach.

“The subcommittee’s policy and process has been designed to enable community organisations to submit requests for flood recovery support with minimised compliance costs”, says Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne.

“The subcommittee will consider requests until all of the $1 million has been distributed and I urge those community organisations that are in the flood affected area and can benefit from receiving a grant to apply as soon as they are able.

“The subcommittee will be working closely with others, including Whakatane District Council, to ensure a coordinated approach to flood recovery assistance.”

Requests for assistance to improve the lives and well-being of the community, including capital works up to $30,000 required for the recovery of community facilities, may be made through the Department of Internal Affairs online grant management system from May 8.

For further information please visit www.communitymatters.govt.nz


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