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A total of $76,412 has been granted to various Southland organisations through the Southland District Council allocations committees which met recently. Venture Southland community development manager Rex Capil said an increase in demand for funding has been noticed over the past year.
"There may be a time in the near future where some hard funding decisions will need to be made," Mr Capil said.
When that happens, applications for things like repair and maintenance may be declined.
Cr Lyall Bailey suggested the community development fund and the amenity fund be combined into one pot of funding.
"The allocations committee needs to be smart with the way it spends the funding."
A report will be drafted and brought back to the committee.
Changes have already been made to the way funds are allocated, in particular the SPARC Rural Travel Fund and the Creative Communities New Zealand Scheme. Venture Southland's Angela Newell said the creative communities scheme would no longer fund grants for equipment.
Amenity Fund: Waianawa Centennial Hall Incorporated $1,000, Riverton Community Board $500, Otautau Lions Club $500, Lochiel Public Hall Society Incorporated $500, Central Southland Youth Centre Incorporated $250, Central Southland Community Swimming Pool $1,000, Dipton War Memorial Committee $1,000, Lumsden Lions Club $500, Real Journeys - Fiordland Community Events Centre $250, Te Anau Tennis Club $1,000, Balfour Squash Racquets Club $1,000, Athol District Hall Committee $1,000, Edendale Rugby Club $250, Tokanui Bowls Club $250, Tokanui Memorial Hall $1,000, Tokanui Rugby Club $250, Southland Heritage Building Preservation Trust - Sinclair Miners Cottage - Nightcaps $1,000, Colac Bay CDA $250, Mokoreta and Redan Promotions Group $1,000, Riverton Senior Citizens $250, Mossburn Community Pool $5,000. Total: $17,750
Community Development Fund: Sport Southland $1,500, Venture Southland - ILT Kidzone Festival $1,600, Child Protection Studies (CPS) $1,000, Destination Fiordland - Te Anau Project Group $1,000, Stewart Island Players $450, Southland Rural Heritage Trust $500, Southland Heritage Building Preservation Trust - Sinclair Miners Cottage - Nightcaps $1,000, Colac Bay CDA $1,000, Drummond Scout Group $1,000, Otautau Lions Club $1,500, Takitimu District Pool Society Limited $1,000,
Southern Naturally Incorporated $500, Dipton War Memorial Hall Committee $1,000, Edendale Community Baths $1,000, Mokoreta and Redan Promotions Group $1,000, Tokanui Memorial Hall $1,000, Waikawa Museum and Information Centre $1,000, West Catlins Preservation Incorporated $750, Tourism Catlins $1,000, Balfour Squash Racquets Club $1,000, Riversdale Playcentre $1,000, Mini Movers – Athol $1,500, Northern Southland Development Charitable Trust $1,500, Lumsden Community Board $1,000, Mossburn CDA Subcommittee $750, Northern Southland Creative Arts Inc $1,000, Te Anau Tennis Club $1,000, Riverton Senior Citizens $1,000, Riverton Community Board $1,500, Waianiwa Centennial Hall Incorporated $1,000. Tutal: $32.050.
Northern Southland Development Fund: Dipton Swimming Club $1,000, Dipton War Memorial Hall Committee $1,400, Mini Movers – Athol $1,350, Garston Playgroup $1,000, Northern Southland Development Trust $1,000, Northern Southland Creative Arts Incorporated $1,000, Lumsden Lions Club $1,000, Lumsden Community Board $1,000, Mossburn CDA Subcommittee $750, Westridge Walkway $500. Total: $10,000.
SPARC Rural Travel Fund: SGHS rugby, football $350, SBHS hockey, rugby, football $750, CSC rugby, basketball, rugby league $750, NSC hockey, netball $500, Mossburn Hockey Club $750, Te Anau Rugby Club $750. Total: $3850.
Creative Communities New Zealand Scheme: Manapouri Arts Group $600, Invercargill Garrison Band $80, Invercargill Garrison Band $700, Northern Southland Creative Arts Inc $750, Dan Davin Literary Foundation $1,100, Lower Mataura Country Music Club $500, Southern Guild Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Southland aka, Creative Fibre Southland $700, Balfour Theatre Company Inc $1,000, Otautau Patchwork and Craft Group $100, Otautau Patchwork and Craft Group $240, Stewart Island Players $450, Southland Art Society $662, Southland Art Society $700, Stewart Island Garden Club $200, NZ Association of Teachers of Singing $400, Southland Competitions Society Inc $800, Performing Arts Competitions Association (PACANZ) $830, ILT Kidszone $1,000, Southland Festival of the Arts $500, Southland Arts Conference $1,050, The Polish Association of Christchurch $400. Total: $12,762.