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Splash Palace swimming lessons

04/02/2019

About Splash Palace Aquatic Centre

Splash Palace Aquatic Centre is Invercargill’s main public swimming complex.  It provides indoor pool facilities for learn to swim classes, school groups, swimming clubs, water polo and swimming competitions, H2O Dreams training, school holiday programmes and more. 

What the grant went towards 

In the last financial year, the ILT Foundation and Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT) provided combined grants of $158,723 towards providing swimming lessons to all primary school children in the Invercargill City Council rates area, which equated to 39,915 lessons. 

The ILT and ILT Foundation have so far committed more than $1.5 million towards the Learn to Swim Programme since the foundation’s inception in 2006. 

What the grant means to the organisation/community group 

“One of the things I speak very proudly of is the partnership between the ILT and the council to deliver a programme which I have no doubt has helped save lives,” Splash Palace aquatic services manager Pete Thompson said. 

 “This programme is a hugely important one for our community which benefits our kids in so many ways. Not only is it equipping them with the skills to swim, it’s also developing their self-confidence and self-esteem.” 

ILT Foundation

ILT Foundation are an Invercargill based non-profit Foundation, distributing grants to the community of Invercargill from the proceeds of gaming machines operated in Invercargill Licensing Trust hotels and taverns situated within the city of Invercargill, New Zealand. In the 2016/17 year $5.083 million was allocated to grants.

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