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Transpower CommunityCare Fund

Closing dates

31/10/20

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

National.

Eligibility

Projects which meet the above criteria are then rated by the Funding Panel according to the following criteria:
• positive and lasting impact on the local area
• have a high level of community involvement and participation
• are of high priority to a local community
• benefit a relatively large number of people in the affected community
• extent of funds already provided

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply

History

The Transpower CommunityCare Fund was established in 2006 to assist those communities affected by Transpower assests and projects by investing in community-based projects that add real value and benefit to the community as a whole.

The Fund has successfully granted $1.4 million to 53 community groups nation-wide through three separate funding rounds since it's inception.

Objectives

The Transpower CommunityCare Fund assists those communities affected by Transpower assests and projects by investing in community-based projects that add real value and benefit to the community as a whole.

The CommunityCare Fund makes grants for projects in communities along the existing National Grid routem, as well as communities affected by new Transpower projects.

The objectives of the fund are to:
• provide a return to communities impacted by transmission assets, with priority given to communities impacted by new investment or maintenance works
• develop opportunities for Transpower to enhance relations in communities along the National Grid route
• enhance community understanding of Transpower's role in maintaining and developing the National Grid, as essential part of New Zealand's infrastructure
• contribute to improving the community and social environment through projects which measurably benefit the wider community.

Projects funded

The CommunityCare Fund will consider funding for:
• projects in communities in close proximity to the grid and who are affected by Transpower assets (transmission lines, transmission towers and substations), maintenance works or projects
• one-off projects between $5,000 and $50,000
• lasting projects that benefit the wider community, for example, capital works that can be enjoyed by the whole community
• projects that have a high level of community involvement and participation
• comitted projects that have already raised some funds from other sources.

Excluded projects

• administrative, operational or ongoing costs, for exampe salaries, rent or event costs
• individuals, political organisations or other foundations that make grants
• projects generally funded by the government
• projects that have already been completed
• projects that compromise Transpower's policies for managing the National Grid (policies can be found on our website http://www.transpower.co.nz).

Activities funded

• friends of the Otaki River, Kaptit Coast - $27,000 towards the cost of a pedestrian footbridge as part of a public access walkway project.
• the Matahuru Waiterimu Hall Association, Waikato - $80,000 for the major refurbishment of the community hall.
• the Otago Outdoor Education Trust, Otago - $10,000 towards the cost of upgrading the facilites at the Bannockburn Camp.
• Waikato District Council, Huntly - $65,000 towards planting of wetlands and building boardwalks.

Excluded activities

• salaries, rent or travel costs (administrative/operational costs)
• costs relating to an individual or politcial group
• on going costs e.g costs that will need to be raised on a yearly basis for the operation of a group or project.

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$50,000

Grants made last year

23

Funds available last year

$585,764.00

How to apply

Expressions of Interest for the Summer 2021 funding round close 11:59pm on Saturday 31 October 2020
Funding applications are reviewed twice yearly by the CommunityCare funding panel.  In order to apply you must:
• submit an Expression of Interest using our webform by 31 October (for the summer funding round) or 30 April for the (winter funding round) 
• if invited to do so, you will submit a Final Application form using a link sent to you. Final applications must be submit by 31 January (for the summer funding round) or 31 July (for the winter funding round)
 

Information required with your application

• organisation details with a brief description
• project details i.e. local and objectives
• project activities and timeline
• promotional activities that are planned for the project and who will benefit from this project
• total amount of Community Care Fund requested.

Decision makers

A funding panel of six members appointed by Transpower.
 

Decision time

Funding applications are reviewed twice yearly by the CommunityCare funding panel.
 

How notified

Successful organisations will be notified.
 

How paid

Direct Credit.

Conditions of acceptance

A Partnership Agreement will be sent and must be returned. Once completed form is received, funds will be dispersed to the successful organisations.

Other information

Transpower is the State-Owned Enterprise that plans, builds, maintains and operates the Natinal Grid. Transpower has approximately 12,000 km of overhead transmission lines and 178 substations and switchyards throughout New Zealand.

Contact

Careers Team
Transpower New Zealand Limited
Waikoukou
22 Boulcott Street
PO Box 1021

Wellington
Phone: +64 4 590 7000
Email: Careers@transpower.co.nz
https://www.transpower.co.nz