Community groups wanting project support from the final round of Pride of Place
Funding for this financial year have two weeks to get their applications in.

The Pride of Place Fund is specifically designed to provide financial support to
smaller scale community projects.

The Pride of Place Fund has helped out with projects around the Ruapehu District.

These include the restoration of the carrot car at the Ohakune Carrot Park, installation of storyboards in National Park Village and repair of the veranda for the Ohura Museum.

Advertisement

Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron said the key to the success of any township revitalisation project was that it was community-led.

"Council wants to do all we can to support people with ideas, energy and
passion who want to undertake beautification and enhancement projects for their
town," he said.

"The key thing is that the project must be public and will provide long term benefit to
the community."

The fund can be used for things such as township beautification, new community assets, entranceways, cycle and walkways, river and streamside clean-up and landscaping, picnic tables and seats, signs and artworks.

The funding can be used to help with materials, equipment and other project
expenditure.

Cameron said they encourage anyone involved with a group that has a township beautification or enhancement project in mind to put in an application.

Applications close on Friday June 21.