Funding announced for Masterton education programmes and COVID-hit NFPs

Thursday, 29 October 2020

An exciting array of education programmes across Masterton have just received funding from the Masterton Trust Lands Trust, boosting opportunities for learning for both young and old.

From outdoor education, to digital technology, the arts and history, to sports and more, nearly $130,000 has been granted to 18 organisations from the newly established community education grants fund.

This fund was established during the year to offer grants to community and education organisations involved in providing local education programmes and opportunities, with the aim of nurturing life-long learning and broadening learning opportunities that will enhance our whole community.

As well, seven not-for-profit community organisations have received funding from a special COVID-19 community support fund.

This fund was recently established to support organisations affected through lost income or increased demand for their services as a result of the pandemic. Nearly $30,000 has been granted and applications remain open, with $20,000 still available.