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Last modified: 06 Oct 2022 1:35pm

A group photo of the members of Rolleston BrassGroups planning an activity or event that will help make Selwyn an even better place to live, work and play are being encouraged to
apply for the Council’s Selwyn Community Fund.

The Selwyn Community Fund supports initiatives that contribute to community wellbeing, bring communities together and attract visitors to the district. Applications for the second round of funding are open until Monday 31 October. Since establishing in 2018, the fund has supported a range of sports, arts and music events, groups or activities that benefit the district.

Rolleston Brass, a community-based band, is one of these groups. Band Manager Leigh Martin says the fund made it possible to hire a space at Rolleston School for the group’s weekly rehearsals. “We try to offer music at a reasonable cost for people, so the grant was really helpful in covering our room hire.

“We were quite fortunate to get into the Rolleston School. Many of our players are based in Rolleston, so it’s a perfect location for us.”
Since establishing two years ago, Rolleston Brass has grown significantly, welcoming all ages to play and compete in competitions. The band has already competed in three competitions around the country, and also perform locally.

“Being able to grow and provide something like this in our district is very satisfying,” Leigh says. “The Council has been really supportive.”

Find out more or apply for the Selwyn Community Fund at