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Auckland Council

Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board (ARAFB)

Te Poari ā-Takiwā Tuku Pūtea Taonga Whakaahuru

What the ARAFB does

ARAFB distributes grants to organisations that deliver arts, culture, recreational, heritage, rescue and other facilities and services to the Auckland region.

The ARAFB was established with the introduction of the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act 2008.

In accordance with the act, a levy is paid by us, collected by the ARAFB, then distributed as grants to the 9 specified amenities named in the legislation.

These amenities are named in the act:

ARAFB members

Chair: Ms Anita Killeen

Deputy Chair: Ms Catherine Harland

Advisor: Leigh Redshaw


  • Mr Vern Walsh
  • Ms Anita Killeen 
  • Ms Lyn Lim
  • Ms Catherine Harland 
  • Ms Victoria Carter
  • Ms Megan McSweeney
  • Ms Precious Clark
  • Mr Bryan Mogridge 
  • Mr Scott Pearson
  • Ms Paula Browning

Contact ARAFB

By phone: 027 473 9187

By post: PO Box 6969, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141

By email:

Get a copy of the ARAFB Draft Funding Plan for 2020-21

Agendas and minutes

For past agendas and minutes, see Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.

Funding plans

​Annual reports