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Internship programme funding available

Community groups looking for outside help to upskill can apply for funding to do so, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro.
The Community Internship Programme has $231,000 available to community groups wanting to bring in outside expertise. The priority for many in the sector is to invest any capital and profits into their community it can often be a challenge to find funding to upskill or employ specialist staff.
The Programme gives Community groups grants to employ skilled workers as interns. Last year 8 organisations received funds, for projects such as developing an online presence, help with marketing and with cultural competency.”
Community groups can apply until 6 September 2017, with decisions to be made in early November. More information: www.communitymatters.govt.nz or on 0800 824 824.