Grants and funding

Community group funding

Auckland Council provides grant funding to support community oriented projects and activities that help council to make Auckland the world's most liveable city.

The most appropriate source of funding for your project will depend on the nature of your activities and their geographical location.

You can read about the individual funding schemes available in your area by clicking on the relevant area below. 


Central

(Albert-Eden, Great Barrier, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Orākei, Puketāpapa, Waiheke Island, Waitematā)

The central facility partnership funding round is now closed for expressions of interest. 

This fund provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations undertaking asset development work.

The purpose of the fund is to:

  • assist the development of accessible, multi-use community facilities with an emphasis on maximum use
  • increase community participation
  • support community groups obtain funds from other funding organisations.

Community facilities include those with the purpose of sport, recreation, community development and arts.

Developments with a total project  value of $50,000 or more, in the central local board areas, are able to seek support from this fund.

Fund size

The total funding to be distributed during 2013/2014 is $1.5m.

When funding is available

Council is running a two stage process for the 2013/2014 funding round.

Projects identified from stage one (expressions of interest) have been invited to apply for stage two (full proposals for capital development funding).
 
Applications for feasibility study work will be opened with stage two in January 2014.

Funding for all successful projects will be allocated in June 2014.

How to apply

Expressions of interest for 2013/2014 have now closed. Successful applicants can now submit stage two applications for both Central Facility Funding and Feasibility Funding. Complete the application form and send to:

Suzanne Dennehy
Recreation partnerships, Funding and Programmes
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142 

or email to facilityfunding@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Central Facility Partnership Funding - Stage 2 Application (PDF 727KB)
Feasibility Study Grant Application Form (PDF 646KB)
 

Find out more

It is strongly advised that groups talk through their applications with the funding advisor prior to submitting an application.

Contact us and ask to speak to Suzanne Dennehy, Sports and Recreation Advisor.

This fund aims to ensure a wide range of community activities, projects, programmes and events are supported within the local board areas below.

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations that work in the following local board areas:

  • Albert-Eden
  • Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Orākei
  • Puketāpapa
  • Waiheke Island
  • Waitematā.

Groups must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Community groups already receiving a grant from the Community Group Accommodation Support Fund are not eligible.

Fund size

Grants range from $2500 minimum to $25,000 maximum.

When funding is available

There will be two rounds of funding for the 2013/2014 year.

The first round opened on 1 June and closed on 15 July 2013.

The second round will close on 13 December 2013.

Fund guidelines

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • address an identified community need
  • align with council's strategic priorities and
  • are collaborative in nature.

We do not provide funding for:

  • salaries
  • ongoing operational costs that are not project specific e.g. office rental
  •  costs that cannot be verified with appropriate quotes/events/projects/programmes or activities that have already begun and/or completed
  • costs associated with legal action or debt servicing
  • air travel, vehicles or building and renovation costs
  • activities promoting political parties, philanthropic agencies or religious ministries. Note: we will consider non-exclusive community initiatives by faith-based organisations.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides financial assistance for community groups to help with accommodation costs.

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations that work in the following local board areas are eligible:

  • Albert-Eden
  • Great Barrier Island
  • Orākei
  • Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Puketāpapa
  • Waiheke Island
  • Waitematā

Groups must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Who cannot apply

  • Groups that have access to Auckland central community centres and halls.
  • Groups that currently have subsidised leases.
  • Groups already receiving a grant from the Community Group Assistance Fund.

Fund size

Grants range from $2500 minimum to $25,000 maximum. 

The minimum grant size does not apply for groups from Great Barrier and Waiheke Islands. Applications in these local board areas can apply for less than $2500.

When funding is available

There will be one round of funding for 2013/2014. Applications for 2013/2014 have closed.

Fund guidelines

Funding can be used for:

  • rental and lease payments
  • Auckland Council rates
  • regular, ongoing venue hire
  • regular, ongoing hire of a sports field or similar (for sports groups only).

How to apply

 Applications for 2013/2014 have closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding advisor for your area.

Please note that as an exception to usual critera, the Waiheke Local Board welcomes applications for accomodation costs in the current round of Waiheke CGAF funding. Please see the critera under the Accomodation Support Fund above.

This fund aims to support a range of community activities, projects, programmes and events that take place on Waiheke Island.

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations that work on Waiheke Island are eligible for this fund.

Groups must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Groups already receiving a grant from the Community Group Accommodation Support Fund are not eligible.

Fund size

The size of grants will be determined by the Waiheke Island Local Board, from an overall pool of $15,000.

When funding is available

There will be two rounds of funding for the 2013/2014.

The first round closed on 15 July 2013.

The second round will close on 5 January 2014.

Fund guidelines

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • address an identified community need
  • align with council's strategic priorities, and
  • are collaborative in nature.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.


West

(Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges, Whau)

This fund provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations undertaking asset development work, or a feasibility study for a facility.

Developments with a total project value of $50,000 or more, in the local board areas listed below, can apply for support from this fund.

The purpose of this fund is to:

  • assist with the development of accessible multi-use community facilities with an emphasis on maximum use
  • increase community participation
  • support community groups to obtain funds from other funding organisations.

Who can apply?

Community groups with facilities in the Henderson-Massey, Waitakere and Whau local board areas.

To be eligible community groups should:

  • be legal entities and have not-for-profit status (i.e. be registered as an incorporated society of charitable trust)
  • be a school, or education institution.

For a project to be eligible it should:

  • be a partnership project with multiple funders
  • be a facility with service delivery within Auckland Council boundaries
  • have a total value of over $50,000
  • align with and have support from regional/national bodies (as applicable/where relevant)
  • be a facility development project
  • be a project on either council or non-council land
  • be a feasibility study for facilities.

Application period

Applications closed on 8 March 2013.

How to apply

Complete the application form and return to:
Attention: Gabrielle Gofton, Sports and Recreation Advisor
Facility Partnership Fund
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

Or email to facilityfunding@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Facility Partnership Fund Guidelines (PDF 56KB)
Facility Partnership Fund Application Form (PDF 478KB)

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask to speak to Gabrielle Gofton, Sports and Recreation Advisor.

Designed to provide a more equitable, fairer and transparent form of funding than the previous rates remissions.

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit organisations and community groups who either own their own properties and those leasing or renting properties.

When funding is available

There will be one funding round for 2013/2014. The round will close on 28 February 2014.

Fund guidelines

Groups may apply for assistance for meeting costs of rate payments or that part of rental payments that relates to rates, provided that:

  • Community Assistance Fund policy and guidelines requirements and criteria are met
  • they own and occupy their own property (i.e. private property) and are paying rates to Auckland Council; or
  • they are leasing private property, but are not the ratepayers; or
  • they are leasing property from Auckland Council. Note: Groups who currently have subsidised or below market rate rentals may not be eligible. Note: Groups who currently have subsidised or below market rate rentals may not be eligible.

How to apply

You can apply online now.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for a Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides small sums of money to assist voluntary and community groups to carry out their activities that respond to clearly defined community needs.

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit community and voluntary organisations that work in the following local board areas:

  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Henderson-Massey and
  • Whau.

Groups that do not have legal status i.e. are an incorporated society or registered charitable trust must apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Fund size

Grants range from $1500 minimum to $3000 maximum.

When funding is available

There will be one funding round for 2013/2014. The round closed on 1 July 2013. 

Fund guidelines

The following factors are taken into account when assessing applications:

  • the benefits of the programme.
  • demonstrated community support for the project, and
  • the socio-economic status of the area the group/organisation is located in.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for a Community Funding Advisor for your area.

Designed to assist organisations providing regular programmes for youth aged between 13 and 20 years. The fund primarily covers staff and volunteer expenses, venue hire, advertising, promotions and equipment.

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations that work in the Waitakere Ranges, Henderson-Massey and Whau local board areas.

Groups seeking the maximum grant of $5000 must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Organisations that do not have legal status can apply for a maximum of $3000.

Fund size

A maximum of $5000 is available for assistance per organisation.

When funding is available

There will be one funding round for 2013/2014. The round closed on 1 July 2013. 

Fund guidelines

The following are taken into account when assessing applications:

  • the fund is intended to support youth sport and recreation, cultural, art or wellbeing activities
  • the programme should attract significant numbers of youth on a regular basis
  • the programme must be held outside of school hours
  • the programme must be located in areas that do not already have regular youth programmes/activities
  • the programme must include components of the youth development model (as outlined by Ministry of Youth Development).

How to apply

 Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for a Community Funding Advisor for your area.

The Community Facility Development Fund provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations undertaking development work to improve assets and facilities.

Who can apply?

Community facilities in the Henderson-Massey, Whau and Waitakere Ranges Local Board areas, are all eligible to apply.

The fund supports development projects with a value of $30,000 or more.

Application dates

Applications will reopen after 1 July 2014 for the 2014/2015 financial year.

Fund guidelines

For a project to be considered eligible for funding it should:

  • demonstrate the aspirations of the wider community are supported via identified linkages to local board outcomes
  • identify where provision is consistent with any relevant legacy Waitakere City Council Strategies and Network Plans or Auckland Council regional/sub-regional strategies and plans, including relevant local board plans
  • be multi-purpose or have the ability to make the facility fully accessible, and not to the exclusion of any members of the community
  • demonstrate where there is local demand and an identifiable and quantifiable community need based on evidence
  • complement other facilities and provision in the area or sector
  • creates partnership approaches in the development and ongoing operational management of the facility or project
  • provide good access supported through active transport and disabled access, and No Exceptions principles
  • demonstrate the ability to manage the asset through an asset management plan
  • demonstrate (as applicable) support for the project from their regional or national body.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact Geraldine Wilson on 09 486 8595.


North

(Kaipātiki, Devonport-Takapuna, Upper Harbour, Hibiscus and Bays, Rodney)

Supports activities to strengthen community cohesion and participation.

Who can apply?

Legally constituted organisations and unstructured voluntary groups that work in the following local board areas:

  • Devonport-Takapuna
  • Kaipātiki
  • Upper Harbour and the
  • East Coast Bays subdivision of Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.

Groups that do not have legal status (i.e. are an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) must apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

When funding is available

There will be two rounds of funding available for 2013/2014.

The first round closed on 19 July 2013.

The second round will close on 28 February 2014.

Fund guidelines

Grant applications are invited for the following projects and activities:

  • Arts: Provision of art/cultural opportunities and promotion of participation in the arts or cultural expression that enhances or strengthens community cohesion
  • Youth: Provision of services or opportunities for young people that encourage them to participate in the community and develop to their full potential
  • Disability: Provision of services or opportunities for disabled people that encourage them to participate in the community and develop to their full potential
  • Older people: Provision of services or opportunities for elderly people that encourage them to participate in the community and develop to their full potential
  • Recreation: Provision of recreational activities that encourage community involvement and which foster community spirit and cohesion
  • Information: Community information services that provide information directly, or guide people to where they can obtain information that will enhance their lifestyle, offer new opportunities or improve their situation
  • Community sector development: supporting organisations working to improve the sustainability of other community organisations through the provision of support and training.

How to apply

You can apply online.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides contestable grants to community organisations that provide a comprehensive range of services and operate within the Rodney Local Board Area, or the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.

Who can apply?

Any community group undertaking a project within the Rodney Local Board Area, or the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board can apply for funds.

Groups that do not have legal status (i.e. are an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) must apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

When funding is available

There will be one round of funding available for 2013/2014.

The round closed on 12 August 2013.

Fund guidelines

The expected benefits of council providing large grants to community groups and service providers include:

  • encouraging and strengthening existing community groups and organisations
  • encouraging more strategic and long term focused planning
  • encouraging innovative approaches to addressing identified needs
  • strengthening of the relationship between the Council and the local community providers.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides contestable grants to sports and recreational groups that provide a comprehensive range of services and operate within the following local board areas:

  • Rodney or the
  • Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board .

Who can apply?

Any community group undertaking a project within the above local board areas. Schools based within the above areas that intend to deliver sports and recreational programmes can also apply.

Groups that do not have legal status (i.e. are an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) must apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

When funding is available

There will  be one round of funding available for 2013/2014.

The round closed on 12 August 2013.

Fund guidelines

This fund provides contestable grants to sports and recreational groups that offer a range of services and operate on a local or district-wide level.

The grant can be used for small capital purchases, project funding or operational costs.

Although this funding can be used to purchase equipment, it is not intended to finance capital works projects such as building projects or the development of fields or courts.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides contestable grants to youth service providers that offer a range of services and operate within the following local board areas:

  • Rodney or the
  • Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.

Who can apply?

Any community group undertaking a project within the Rodney Local Board area, or the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board can apply for funds for the benefit of these communities.

Groups that do not have legal status (i.e. are an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) must apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

When funding is available

There will be one round of funding for 2013/2014.

The round closed on 12 August 2013.

Fund guidelines

The expected benefits of the council providing large grants to youth service providers include:

  • increased participation by youth in influencing the future shaping of their community
  • access to safe social environments, activities and places to hang out
  • the ability to travel around the district safely
  • the ability to access and protect the natural environment
  • access to education, employment, career opportunities and services for young people
  • a reduction in youth crime and association with gangs, drugs and alcohol
  • promotion of healthy lifestyles and access to primary health services
  • access to Iwi support including Rangatahi and Whanau support networks
  • encouraging and strengthening existing youth service providers
  • encouraging more strategic and long term focused planning
  • encouraging innovative approaches to addressing identified needs
  • strengthening of the relationship between council and the key local youth service providers.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund is designed to support and promote existing and potential social service, recreational and community organisations at the local level.

Who can apply?

Existing and aspirational social service, recreational and community organisations based within the Rodney Local Board Area, or the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board can apply for funds for the benefit of these communities.

Groups that do not have legal status (i.e. are an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) must apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

When funding is available

There will be one round of funding for 2013/2014.

The round closed on 12 August 2013.

Fund guidelines

The expected benefits of the council providing community grants include:

  • encouraging more community based and led initiatives
  • improving community spirit and connectivity
  • supporting a wide and diverse range of activities
  • promoting volunteering and social investment
  • strengthening of the relationship between the Council and the community.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund is designed to support existing youth service providers at the local level, by providing support for small capital purchases or projects. Funding is usually allocated in small amounts to a large number of organizations.

Who can apply?

Existing youth service providers based within the Rodney Local Board Area, or the Hibiscus Coast Subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, operating at the local level.

When funding is available

There will be one round of funding for 2013/2014.

The round closed on 12 August  2013.

Fund guidelines

The expected benefits of the council providing small youth grants to youth service providers include:

  • increased participation by youth in influencing the future shaping of their community
  • access to safe social environments, activities and places to hang out
  • the ability to travel around the district safely
  • the ability to access and protect the natural environment
  • access to education, employment, career opportunities and services for young people
  • encouragement and strengthening existing youth service providers
  • improving community spirit and connectivity
  • supporting a wide and diverse range of activities
  • strengthening of the relationship between council and the community
  • promoting volunteering and social investment.

How to apply

Applications for 2013/2014 have now closed.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

The Community Facility Development Fund provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations undertaking development work to improve assets and facilities.

Who can apply?

Community facilities in the Devonport-Takapuna, Kaipātiki and Upper Harbour Local Boards areas, as well as the East Coast Bays subdivision of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, are all eligible to apply.

The fund supports development projects with a value of $30,000 or more.

Application dates

Applications are open from 15 July 2013 to 5pm on 23 August 2013.

Fund guidelines

For a project to be considered eligible for funding it should:

  • demonstrate the aspirations of the wider community are supported via identified linkages to local board outcomes
  • identify where provision is consistent with any relevant legacy North Shore City Council Strategies and Network Plans or Auckland Council regional/sub-regional strategies and plans, including relevant local board plans
  • be multi-purpose or have the ability to make the facility fully accessible, and not to the exclusion of any members of the community
  • demonstrate where there is local demand and an identifiable and quantifiable community need based on evidence
  • complement other facilities and provision in the area or sector
  • creates partnership approaches in the development and ongoing operational management of the facility or project
  • provide good access supported through active transport and disabled access, and No Exceptions principles
  • demonstrate the ability to manage the asset through an asset management plan
  • demonstrate (as applicable) support for the project from their regional or national body.

For further information, refer to the Community Facility Development Fund guidelines (PDF 620KB).

How to apply

To apply, please complete the following application form and return to:

Geraldine Wilson
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

Community Facility Development Fund application form (PDF 2.2MB)

Community Facility Development Fund guidelines (PDF 620KB)

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact Geraldine Wilson 09 486 8595.


South

(Franklin, Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura)

This fund provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations undertaking asset development work, or a feasibility study for a facility.

Developments with a total project value of $50,000 or more, that are in the local board areas listed below, are able to seek support from this fund.

The purpose of the fund is to:

  • assist with the development of accessible multi-use community facilities with an emphasis on maximum use
  • increase community participation
  • support community groups to obtain funds from other funding organisations.

Who can apply?

Community groups with facilities in the Franklin, Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa and Ōtara-Papatoetoe local board areas.

To be eligible for facility partnership funding, community groups should

  • be legal entities and have not-for-profit status (i.e. be registered as an incorporated society of charitable trust)
  • be a school, or education institution.

For a project to be considered eligible for funding it should

  • be a partnership project with multiple funders
  • be a facility with service delivery within Auckland Council boundaries
  • have a total value of over $50,000, or a feasibility study for a facility up to $50,000
  • align with and have support from regional/national bodies (as applicable/where relevant)
  • be a facility development project
  • be a project on either council or non-council land
  • be a feasibility study for facilities.

Application period

Applications open on 22 November 2013 and close on 28 February 2014.

How to apply

Complete the following application form and return to:
Attention: Kim Squire, Sports and Recreation Advisor
Facility Partnership Fund
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

Or email to facilityfunding@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Facility Partnership Fund Guidelines (PDF 53KB)
Facility Partnership Fund Application Form (PDF 88KB)

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask to speak to Kim Squire, Sports and Recreation Advisor.

This fund helps build the capacity of community groups to develop activities, programmes and services across the Franklin, Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Papakura local board areas of Auckland Council.

There are two funds for:

  • projects that benefit the residents of a single local board area (Single Board Grant), and
  • projects that benefit residents from no more than two of the above local board areas (Multiple Boards Grant).

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from not-for-profit community groups with projects that:

  • target youth skills development
  • promote capacity-building of selected disadvantaged communities.

Groups requesting more than $3000 must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Fund size

  • Single Board Grants -  average grant $3900.
  • Multiple Boards Grants -  generally between $20,000 and $35,000, with limited funds available for smaller grants.

When funding is available

There will be two rounds of funding for 2013/2014.

The first round closed on 1 July 2013.

The second round will close on 28 February 2014 and will be for projects that start after 1 June 2014.

Fund guidelines

Your group should:

  • have clearly defined goals and objectives
  • not currently be receiving assistance through existing council funds/budgets
  • be able to satisfy council of your ability to manage your finances
  • have pursued alternative avenues of funding to support the project or activity, and
  • have met accountability responsibilities where council funding has been received previously.

Note: Projects that are eligible for central government contract funding are not eligible for assistance from council.

What will not be funded

Funding assistance is not available for:

  • retrospective costs; with the exception of the Heritage Assistance Fund
  • debt servicing
  • building and renovation costs, with the following exceptions:
    • community boards approving minor grants up to a value of $3,000
    • Community Facilities Partnership Scheme funding, which provides for capital improvements supporting the development of community facilities on council reserve land and adding value to the asset. CFPS will not fund maintenance, repairs, restoration or renewals
    • Heritage Assistance Fund approved projects
    • Marae Policy approved projects
  • purchase of a motor vehicle 
  • activities promoting party political goals
  • costs associated with legal action
  • sponsorship of individuals, excluding Creative Communities NZ – Manukau City Funding Scheme
  • closed circuit television camera and/or surveillance camera initiatives.

How to apply

You can apply online now.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This scheme provides funding for initiatives that improve safety in public places.

The purpose of the fund is to support community groups providing programmes and initiatives that target the most at-risk victims and high-priority crimes in the above areas.

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations that work in the following local board areas are eligible:

  • Franklin
  • Howick
  • Māngere-Ōtāhuhu
  • Manurewa
  • Ōtara-Papatoetoe and
  • Papakura

Groups requesting more than $3000 must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

When funding is available

There will be two rounds of funding for 2013/2014.

The first round closed on 1 July 2013.

The second round will close on 28 February 2014 and will be for projects that start after 1 June 2014.

Fund guidelines

Applications are invited from not-for-profit community groups with projects that address the following priority areas:

Crimes

  • burglary and theft of/from and/or damage to vehicles
  • general violence and violent crime (including sexual violence)
  • family violence and child abuse

Focus groups

  • Youth and children
    • 'Youth at risk of offending' programmes and/or
    • Young offenders (medium to high risk) programmes and/or
    • Crime prevention programmes for children
  • People with drug and/or alcohol addictions
  • Māori
  • Pacific Island peoples

Note: Projects that are eligible for central government contract funding are not eligible for assistance from council.

What will not be funded

Funding assistance is not available for:

  • retrospective costs; with the exception of the Heritage Assistance Fund
  • debt servicing
  • building and renovation costs, with the following exceptions:
    • community boards approving minor grants up to a value of $3,000
    • Community Facilities Partnership Scheme funding, which provides for capital improvements supporting the development of community facilities on council reserve land and adding value to the asset. CFPS will not fund maintenance, repairs, restoration or renewals
    • Heritage Assistance Fund approved projects
    • Marae Policy approved projects
  • purchase of a motor vehicle 
  • activities promoting party political goals
  • costs associated with legal action
  • sponsorship of individuals, excluding Creative Communities NZ – Manukau City Funding Scheme
  • closed circuit television camera and/or surveillance camera initiatives.

How to apply

You can apply online now.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund supports Marae facility projects including:

  • capital works
  • new builds
  • refurbishments
  • maintenance and other works required for safe and healthy Marae facilities.

Further information from applicants to establish legal status, land rights, financial accountability, project accountability/viability and management is also required.

Who can apply?

To be eligible an applicant Marae must:

  • be a Marae in the Franklin, Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe or Papakura local board areas or proposed to be established in one of these areas;
  • have the full support of the Marae governance body;
  • have a minimum 10 per cent contribution to the total project cost; and
  • provide a feasibility study for projects over $50,000.

When funding is available

There will be two rounds of funding for 2013/2014.

The first round closed on 1 July 2013.

The second round will close on 28 February 2014 and will be for projects that start after 1 June 2014.

What will not be funded

Funding assistance is not available for:

  • retrospective costs; with the exception of the Heritage Assistance Fund
  • debt servicing
  • building and renovation costs, with the following exceptions:
    • community boards approving minor grants up to a value of $3,000
    • Community Facilities Partnership Scheme funding, which provides for capital improvements supporting the development of community facilities on council reserve land and adding value to the asset. CFPS will not fund maintenance, repairs, restoration or renewals
    • Heritage Assistance Fund approved projects
    • Marae Policy approved projects
  • purchase of a motor vehicle 
  • activities promoting party political goals
  • costs associated with legal action
  • sponsorship of individuals, excluding Creative Communities NZ – Manukau City Funding Scheme
  • closed circuit television camera and/or surveillance camera initiatives

How to apply

You can apply online now.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides annual grants to sports clubs, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to assist with the rates levied on properties they own in the former Manukau City Council area.

Who can apply?

Applications can be made by not-for-profit community groups that:

  • own rateable land in Manukau, and
  • provide programmes and services that benefit residents of the Howick, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa or Ōtara-Papatoetoe local board areas.

Note: Property owned by sports clubs that are entitled to assistance under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (i.e. those not holding a liquor licence) are not eligible for assistance from this fund.

Groups requesting more than $3000 must have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does.

Fund size

Assistance will be given to organisations to assist with land rating costs levied for that financial year. Grants can be used toward the General Rate and Uniform Annual General Charge portions of the annual rate levy, up to a maximum of 50 per cent.

Other charges associated with occupation of the land – such as supply of fresh water, effuse/recycling or wastewater – are excluded from this assistance policy.

When funding is available

There will be one funding round for 2013/2014 for the Rates Assistance Fund. The funding round will close on 28 February 2014.

Fund guidelines

Assistance will be given to organisations based on their need and the value of their work to the local community. The applicant must provide adequate financial information and details of the services they offer, specifying the benefits for residents.

Your group should:

  • have clearly defined goals and objectives
  • not currently be receiving assistance through existing Council funds/budgets
  • be able to satisfy council of your ability to manage your finances
  • have pursued alternative avenues of funding to support the project or activity, and
  • have met accountability responsibilities where Council funding has been received previously.

What will not be funded

Funding assistance is not available for:

  • retrospective costs; with the exception of the Heritage Assistance Fund
  • debt servicing
  • building and renovation costs, with the following exceptions:
    • community boards approving minor grants up to a value of $3,000
    • Community Facilities Partnership Scheme funding, which provides for capital improvements supporting the development of community facilities on council reserve land and adding value to the asset. CFPS will not fund maintenance, repairs, restoration or renewals
    • Heritage Assistance Fund approved projects
    • Marae Policy approved projects
  • purchase of a motor vehicle 
  • activities promoting party political goals
  • costs associated with legal action
  • sponsorship of individuals, excluding Creative Communities NZ – Manukau City Funding Scheme
  • closed circuit television camera and/or surveillance camera initiatives.

How to apply

You can apply online now.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding Advisor for your area.

This fund provides financial assistance to community groups and not-for-profit organisations that are providing services, projects or activities of benefit to the social and/or cultural wellbeing of the Papakura community.

Who can apply?

Only community organisations that work in the Papakura Local Board area are eligible for this fund.

In addition, groups must:

  • be not-for-profit
  • have a primary purpose of contributing to community wellbeing
  • have legal status (i.e. be an incorporated society or registered charitable trust) or apply under the umbrella of an organisation that does, and
  • have provided an accountability report for previous Council grants.

Fund size

The maximum grant is $2500. Residents associations can apply for an annual grant of $250.

When funding is available

There will be two funding rounds for 2013/2014.

The first round closed on 1 July 2013.

The second round closes on 28 February 2014 and will be for projects that start after 1 June 2014.

Fund guidelines

This fund will prioritise projects, services and activities focused on:

  • fostering involvement in the arts and recreation
  • releasing the potential of rangatahi/young people
  • encouraging access to and care for the natural environment
  • supporting safe and stable communities

The following are a low priority for funding:

  • Purposes for which funds are readily available elsewhere (e.g. uniforms)
  • Expenditure where the impact is indirect (e.g. websites)
  • Activities/projects taking place outside the Papakura Local Board area
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food.

Capped items – a maximum of $500 will be granted towards the following:

  • Publicity – including signage, newsletters, advertising and flyers
  • Computer technology and software
  • Office equipment and services
  • Capital items.

How to apply

You can apply online now.

Find out more

If you need assistance or advice, contact us and ask for the Community Funding advisor for your area.