28th October 2012
The Trustees of Primary Focus Trust are pleased to advise that 39 applications for funding were received following the recent call for applications. Trust Chairman, Bob Gray, says that the Trustees wish to thank all of the organisations for the effort they put into preparing their applications. "We were over-whelmed by the range of activities being undertaken by the many organisations that applied", he said.
The Trustees have now evaluated all of the applications against the Objects of the Trust, and have made grants totalling over $140,000 to the following organisations:
- - Grafton Downs Limited
- - JD Trust
- - Awhitu Peninsula Landcare
- - Perry Outdoor Education Trust (POET)
- - Tuakau Museum
- - Counties Sport Fishing Club
- - Pukekohe East Church Preservation Society
- - Manukau Heads Lighthouse
- - Port Waikato Volunteer Fire Brigade
- - Pukekohe Gymnastics Club
- - Waiuku Theatre Group
- - Simply Outdoors Charitable Trust
- - Bombay Pony Club
- - St Andrews Community Trust
- - Patumahoe-Mauku Playcentre
- - Pukekawa School
The successful recipients have until 28 February 2013 to meet the conditions attached to their grants, following which the process to formally wind up the Trust will be completed.
"There will still be some residual funds available after the winding up process has been completed," Bob said. "Therefore, the Trustees have unanimously resolved to place these funds in trust with the Waikato District Council for the purpose of building a visitor information centre at the Queens Redoubt, Tuakau. This grant is subject to the Queens Redoubt Trust raising the balance of the funds required to fulfil their plan to build a replica of the old barracks on the redoubt site. The work of the Trust is now complete", Bob said.
For more information, contact:
Primary Focus Trust