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Great Barrier Local and Capital Grant

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Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Great Barrier Island

Eligibility

We prioritise grants for community organisations.

Individuals and groups with no formal legal structure may apply for grants up to $1000 through the local grants programme.
These applicants would need to either:

• nominate an umbrella organisation which has agreed to receive and administer the grant on their behalf – the umbrella organisation would be legally accountable to Auckland Council for the expenditure of the grant
• apply to have the funding released retrospectively i.e. as reimbursement for pre-approved expenses after the project or activity has been completed
• commercial entities – e.g. Limited Liability Companies - may apply for grants in certain circumstances, to be determined by the local board
• projects, events or initiatives proposed by commercial entities would need to clearly and directly benefit the wider community.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply

History

Great Barrier Local Board Locals Grants Programme 2015/2016.
Our Local Grants Programme aims to provide contestable and discretionary community grants to local communities.

Objectives

Out grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as outlined in our local board plan:
• the environment is at its best here
• infrastructure that fits with our environment
• we have more residents and visitors but we won't lose our way of life.

Projects funded

• Arts • Community • Environment • Events • Heritage • Sport and Recreation

Our priorities for grants:
The Great Barrier Local Board welcomes grant applications that align with the following local board plan priorities:
• Priority one - continuing to support island based community groups that provide facilities and services our community values which aren’t provided by other agencies or organisations and individuals and groups with no formal legal structure on a case by case basis
• Priority two - continuing to provide capital grants to community groups operating facilities which meet a need in our community and which are open to and regularly used by the community and where relevant, the application prioritises work identified as a priority in the Auckland Council community facilities audit 2016
• Priority three - prioritising grants to community groups for purposes aligned to the outcomes and priorities in the Aotea Great Barrier Local Board Plan
• Priority four - particularly supporting applications which provide evidence of a groups future vision and forward planning, including how it might work with other community groups providing similar services to best utilise scarce local resources
• Priority five - continuing to support projects on private land where the fund allows this and which demonstrate a public good or benefit, particularly in the environment and heritage areas and where there is a financial contribution to the project from the landowner
• Priority six - Infrastructure that fits with our environment eg sustainability for power generation and water and sewage systems

Lower Priorities:
We will also consider applications for other services, projects, events and activities which may be considered a lower priority on a case by case basis e.g. insurance.

The Great Barrier Local Board has identified the following activities as lower priorities:
• activities which are inconsistent with the direction signalled in the Aotea Great Barrier Local Board Plan.
• applications from groups not based on Great Barrier unless the proposal has a significant and/or direct benefit to the island community

The Great Barrier Local Board will take into account if a group has a considerable (relative to the amount applied for) cash surplus, but has identified a specific use for this fund, which means it can’t be used as a contribution to the project.

In addition to the eligibility criteria outlined the Community Grants Policy, the Great Barrier Local Board will not fund:
• Exclusion one: Retrospective costs. It is important groups plan for funding needs wherever possible
• Exclusion Two: GST will not be funded, if the community group or individual is GST registered.
Note: The Great Barrier Local Board may on a case by case basis, support community organisations providing primary health care or core educational services, where these services are delivered on island by community organisations.

Excluded projects

Activities we don't fund:

• retrospective costs
• debt servicing or repayment
• legal expenses
• activities that promote religious ministry or political purposes
• medical expenses
• public services that are the responsibility of central government (e.g. core education, primary health care)
• physical works e.g. improvements to community buildings – that require consents or permits, prior to the necessary consents or permits being obtained (grants maybe awarded in principle, but funds will not be released until all conditions are satisfied)
• purchase of alcohol

Who can't apply?

• Political parties
• Internal Auckland Council applicants
• Auckland Council CCO's (council controlled organisations) including facilities run by Regional Facilities Auckland Council
• Organisations receiving statutory funding through compulsory annual levies under the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act
• Other local authorities, government agencies or public sector entities

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$50,000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications closed 20 March 2020

• Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Please visit Manurewa Local Grant 2019/2020 page.

Information required with your application

The Great Barrier local Board expects all groups applying for funding to include in the application a copy of the most recent AGM financial statements and a resolution(s) supporting the application unless a good reason for not supplying these is provided.

The board also expects the group's office holder(s) to attend the business meeting where the application is being considered to speak in public forum or to answer questions unless a good reason for not attending is provided.

Assessment and prioritisation

The Great Barrier Local Board expects all groups applying for funding to include in the application a copy of the most recent AGM financial statements and a resolution(s) supporting the application unless a good reason for not supplying these is provided.

The board also expects the group’s office holder(s) to attend the business meeting where the application is being considered to speak in public forum or to answer questions unless a good reason for not attending is provided.
 

Decision makers

Great Barrier Local Board.

How notified

We will contact you by email to let you know the result of your application.

Accountability measures:

The Great Barrier Local Board requires that all successful applicants provide:
• accountability measure one - the applicant will report back to the local board in a meeting (once accountability form completed)
• a board representative will be allocated to liaise with the applicant and ensure the project has been completed, as per their application

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

The Great Barrier Local Board requires that all successful applicants provide:
• accountability measure one - the applicant will report back to the local board in a meeting (once accountability form completed)
• a board representative will be allocated to liaise with the applicant and ensure the project has been completed, as per their application.

Other information

Outcomes sought from the local grants programme

Our grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as outlined in our local board plan:
• the environment is at its best here
• infrastructure that fits with our environment
• we have more residents and visitors but we won’t lose our way of life

Contact

Jaimee Wieland
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: (09) 301 0101
Email: jaimee.wieland@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/