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Community Grants Policy and programmes

Our Community Grants Policy guides the allocation of local and regional grants to those involved in the delivery of projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders.

​Types of grants

The Community Grants Policy has three main grant types:

  • local grant programmes - each local board has now adopted a grants programme
  • regional grant programmes
  • multi-board grants: applicants can apply to three or more local boards for the same project. Applicants will need to apply to the local board with the earliest closing date.

These grant types support:

  • arts
  • events
  • community
  • sport and recreation
  • environment
  • heritage.

Get a copy of the Community Grants Policy and guidelines

Local board grant programmes

Each local board has adopted a grant programme.

The programmes detail:

  • desired outcomes and priorities of the local board
  • grant schemes offered by each board
  • minimum and maximum grant amounts
  • grant round dates
  • any additional accountability requirements.

You can view and download each board's grant programme.

Get a copy of a local board grant programme

Get a copy of the guide to local board grant programmes

A guide to local board grant programmes is available to help you before you begin to fill out the online application form.

Regional grant programmes

Regional grant programmes include:

Other grant programmes

Find a grant or a fund


Find a grant online


Submit your accountability report online

If you have received a grant from us since 1 July 2013 you will need to submit an accountability report online, attaching your receipts.

This shows us how you have used your grant.

If you do not submit the report by the due date and time, your group will not be eligible for further funding from us.

Access the report form

You can access the accountability report form, and see when it is due, on the SmartyGrants website (log in and then click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the page).

If your account has become locked, it may be because you have not submitted the form by the due date.

Contact us and ask to speak to your local community grants advisor.

If you have not spent all of a grant

If you have not spent all of a grant when you have completed your project, event, activity or programme, you must return the unspent portion.

Contact us and ask to speak to a community grants advisor.

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