Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) Fund

Fund opens 01 July 2021 and closes 02 August 2021 at 4:30PM.

The Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) is managed under the Mangawai Lands Empowering Act 1966 [sic].  MELA was created on dissolution of the Mangawhai Harbour Board, which had significant assets in the Mangawhai area. On dissolution, the cash and income from land assets not transferred to the Northland Harbour Board for port purposes, were invested to provide grant funding for county purposes that benefit or tend to benefit the district (that being a defined area).  
Some key assessment criteria

  1. The project or service that the funding is requested for must meet the criteria under the Mangawai Lands Empowering Act 1966 [sic]:
    Funds must benefit or tend to benefit the district, that being a defined area (see map);
    In keeping with the Act, applications that enhance and/or protect the Mangawhai Harbour and surrounds will be given more favourable consideration.
  2. Applicants’ principal functions and/or activities must be of a not‑for‑profit nature.
  3. The service or project proposed is not already provided by another group or agency.

Previous successful applicants are listed here. The 2020 funds were awarded to the following applicants:

Applicant  Purpose Awarded
Mangawhai Activity Zone

Two star shade structures for the skate area

Soccer field white line, surface clean treatment 

Mangawhai Domain Society Inc.

Towards the supply of hardfill material, hire equipment for excavation and moving hardfill

Towards the costs of aluminium double-glazed windows and labour

Mangawhai Football Club To purchase new goals $3,000.00
Mangawhai Library Hall Trust Contribution towards supply and delivery of water tanks and preparation of grounds, installation and drainage and removal of old concrete tanks  $10,000.00
Mangawhai Museum and Historical Society Inc

CCTV camera system equipment upgrade

Towards annual building upkeep and maintenance (Wash Me Building and Roof Wash, Wormald annual fees, Bream Bay Water Purifiers - Water Filters)

Mangawhai Shed Inc. Partial contribution towards materials and construction workshop $20,000.00
Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust Contribution to timber and balance of SS screws cost - Stage 2 $17,500.00
Mangawhai Waka Ama Inc Contribution towards W6 (6 person) waka (outrigger canoe) $10,000.00
Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service Inc Towards construction of a new roof over two existing deck areas $16,127.00
NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust Boat service per annum $800 (trailer, WOF, registration), petrol $200.00, boat insurance $200.00, 4 cat traps $777.40, 5 mustelid and cat lure bait 1kg pots $221.30 $2,199.00
Te Whai Community Trust Painting of Rose Madsen Cottage  $6,554.00
The Helping Paws Charitable Trust Large holding cages $1,650.00 and small holding cages $1,080.00 2,730.00
  Total granted $132,320.00