Posts Tagged ‘Grants’

Taxpayers’ Union objects to government grants for churches

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The New Zealand Taxpayer Union objects to grants “from the provincial growth fund” being spent on renovating Pasifika churches.” Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says 27 churches will benefit, as part a 10 million dollar in grants from the Covid-19 response and recovery plan. “This kind of hyper-targeted spending can only be read as Read more

Cardinal Ribat – projects must be financially accountable and transparent

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Churches in Papua New Guinea (PNG) engaged in health, HIV and AIDS and education projects and programmes are encouraged to continue to be accountable and transparent before God when dealing with public funds. They also must ensure the promotion of good governance “as we continue to provide vital basic services to our people in PNG.” Read more

Samoan parish’s priest demands MP explain school grant

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

A priest at a Sydney Samoan church has demanded an MP front up about a questionable grant application for a local Catholic school. Fr Maurice Thompson of the Samoa Catholic Church in Panania has written to parishioners saying he wants a response from Liberal MP Glenn Brookes. This came after the L’au Samoa group applied Read more