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Nominations sought for grants group in Dunedin

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The Dunedin City Council is keen to hear from people interested in helping allocate more than $3 million a year to a range of community groups.

Nominations are sought for two community representatives, three arts representatives and two events representatives to join the DCC’s Grants Subcommittee.

The Subcommittee Chair, Deputy Mayor Christine Garey, says, "Being involved in this subcommittee gives members a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what's going on in Dunedin’s arts, environment, recreation and community sectors. The vibrancy and special character of our community owes a lot to many hardworking volunteers and the funds allocated by the subcommittee play a vital role in supporting those activities."

The Grants Subcommittee consists of Councillors, a mana whenua appointee and sector representatives who meet in different groupings to consider a wide range of grant applications.

The DCC is seeking people with knowledge of, and involvement in, the local community, arts and environmental sectors, who can take an impartial approach to the grants process. The new representatives will serve on the subcommittee from March 2020 until November 2022.

The subcommittee meets four times a year - in May, June, October and November - to allocate more than $3 million in grants. The May and November meetings are the largest, with more than 100 applications considered at each meeting.

Cr Garey says, "The DCC funds a wide variety of activities and projects across a range of sectors. We are looking for seven people to complement the skills and knowledge of the existing members and help the subcommittee make sound funding decisions."

Nomination forms are available online at www.dunedin.govt.nz/grants-subcommittee. Forms can also be collected from the Customer Services Centre in the Civic Centre, or phone 03 477 4000 to have forms sent out.

Nominations for the appointments close at 5pm on Monday, 24 February 2020.

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