Board funding revealed 

Cambridge Community Board has $60,000 available as part of its Community Discretionary Fund for not-for-profit groups and organisations offering services and support to Waipā communities.

Applications will open on February 7 next year and close March 19.

Priority will be given to applications for local community activities or projects that promote resilience or recovery from Covid-19.

This could include proposals such as programmes for people whose income has been affected, community initiatives to drive resilience or self-sufficiency in the community (such as community gardens; teaching cooking, sewing or financial literacy) or activities that promote economic recovery by generating revenue for local businesses, employment or bring people into the district.

The community board received a treasury update at its meeting last week.

During its public forum, held by Zoom, the board also heard from Destination Cambridge chief executive Miff Macdiarmid requesting $3000 for the Christmas Parade and assistance to print a Cambridge food trail map.

Chamber of Commerce chief executive Kelly Bouzaid revealed there were shortfalls in funding for more security cameras in Cambridge which had experienced increasing numbers of criminal activity.

The board might also consider a third pop up edible garden after the success of two gardens in Leamington, said board member Elise Badger at the meeting.

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