Kaipara residents have access to $3.9 billion worth of funding opportunities; however, Dargaville library manager Lisa Salter says many people do not know about it.
These opportunities can be found on the database, Generosity NZ, which is a subscription service provided by Kaipara District Council and available for all Kaipara residents.
The website holds thousands of funding databases that can be searched with criteria related to individual scholarships or community group funding.
Dargaville Library manager, Lisa Salter, says the service is promoted as much as possible, however, she would like to see even more of the community benefit from the service.
“It only requires one person from a group to sit down and research all the different funding options.
Being able to use this resource is a nice way to contribute to the community,” she says.
Generosity New Zealand is an independent social enterprise with charitable status. Kaipara residents have access to two of three parts of the website — givME which is for individual scholarships and giveUS which is for community groups. “If you don’t have a computer at home, you can use the free computers at Dargaville Library, or there is free WiFi at Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto and Mangawhai so people can bring their own devices.” Representatives will be holding free workshops about the resource on May 23 at 11am at the Kaiwaka Library and 2.30pm in the Dargaville Town Hall Foyer.