Publish date: 02/08/2017

 

MainPower are inviting votes to help them distribute $20,000 amongst local causes.  Local community groups, charities, cultural organisations and schools are all eligible to receive a share of the $20,000 MainPower Community Fund.

 Recipients last year included the Amberley Community Pool Society, North Canterbury Academy of Music, Sefton School and North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled.

 “Since we introduced the Community Fund in 2015, we’re received almost 5,000 individual votes for a variety of groups, from emergency services, to animal welfare organisations” says MainPower Chief Executive Bruce Emson, “The great thing about the Community Fund is that it puts power in the hands of the community to decide what causes are most important to them and where the money will ultimately end up.”

 Members of the community can nominate groups who could use a financial boost at www.mainpower.co.nz.

 Residents within MainPower’s distribution area of North Canterbury and Kaikoura are encouraged to visit the MainPower website before Friday 1 September to vote. Once the nominations are in, the fund will be divided proportionately between the organisations who receive the most votes.

 

MainPower Community Fund - Who is eligible?

Charitable organisations serving the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region.

Local branches of charitable organisations or localised charitable programs primarily serving the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region.

Cultural or donee organisations serving the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region.

Schools in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region.