Franklin Local Board to support WW1 projects


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Commemorations marking the centenary of WW1 will take place across the Auckland Region over the next four years, and the Franklin Local Board has sent out a newsletter saying there will be will support for local projects by way of a WW1 Fund.

The purpose of this fund will be to support projects that provide a community focal point to commemorate this important time in our history.

Application criteria include: Small to medium projects that provide a permanent structure; Upgrades or repairs to existing structures. Note: Only partial funding will be provided, and the applicant is required to secure additional funding to complete the project.

Applications open January 13 and close January 31, 2015 and will be available online: Funding Webpage.

The board will decide the grants at their February 24, 2015 meeting.

If you have any queries, please contact Jenny Young on or Jan Perkins on who will be available after January, 2015.

Round Two Community Group Funding 2014/2015

Round Two, the final round of community group funding for 2014/2015 opens on 1 February 1, 2015, and closes at 5.00pm on Sunday March 15, 2015.

Funding criteria and guidelines for completing on-line application forms are available on Council’s website

Round Two Community Group Funding Workshop

Tuesday 10 February 2015, 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe

If you need advice or assistance around community group funding applications, and to RSVP for the workshop, please contact either:

Julia King 027 229 9791

Donna Dick 027 229 9796

For information on all funding schemes available in the southern area please contact:


Long-term Plan Consultations


Auckland Council is currently drafting its Long-term Plan 2015-2025, which covers everything we do and how we pay for it, (services like fixing roads/footpaths, upgrading stormwater systems and transforming Auckland’s town centres).

All Aucklanders are encouraged to have their say on the 10-year budget including written, email, online, or in person at events.

The first event in Franklin will be : Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 February 2015 at the Franklin A & P show. Details of other events are on the Shape Auckland Website. 

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