Way2Go Community Recreation Gets a Boost

Tuesday 15 October 2013

The delivery of community recreation programmes and events across the Tasman District has received a boost, in the form of $24,000 received from a Lotteries Grant. 

The grant managed by the Tasman Regional Sports Events Trust will ensure that quality, sustainable and effective programmes are delivered to Tasman’s rural communities.

Project Co-ordinator Katrina McLean says she is excited by opportunities the funding will provide Tasman’s small towns.

“Activity-focused events are important to bring our communities together, as it enables young and old to connect through games and play. As well as the chance to be active, residents also get the chance socialise and connect with their neighbours.”

The grant will fund training and support for those who deliver the Way2Go programmes, community events, and allow for the equipping of regional recreation hubs with community sports kits. The kits, which consist of sports equipment and games for people of all ages and abilities, will be distributed throughout the region. 

The kits are stored and transported in ‘wheelie bins’, kindly donated by Nelmac, and will be made available for community groups to use – free of charge.

Way2Go is a Tasman District Council supported programme to get people more active using social recreation events. Hubs are centred throughout the District in Moutere Hills, Golden Bay, Motueka, Murchison and Richmond.