Grant will benefit community
A $25,000 grant for the Valley Project from the Otago Community Trust will help with many community initiatives such as Kai Share, the HeatSeekers drop-in clinics and CreekFest.
Kai Share is a weekly food box programme, which distributes food from KiwiHarvest to local families and people in need. The HeatSeekers: Healthy Homes in the Valley weekly drop-in clinics aim to give people the information and help they need to create a warmer, drier and healthier home. CreekFest is an annual the community festival and educational event that celebrates Lindsay Creek.
Valley Project manager Tess Trotter says the funding is a vote of confidence in community-led development.
“We are super-grateful and delighted.”
Most of the $25,000 grant will be used for community initiatives, while $5000 will go directly towards helping deal with and clean-up the recent diesel leak into Lindsay Creek from the Valley Community Workspace building on Allen St, which is owned by the Valley Project.
The Otago Community Trust approved just over $2.1 million to 67 organisations in its latest round of grants.