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Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Grant

Closing dates

02/10/20
26/03/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Maungakiekie - Tamaki

Eligibility

We prioritise grants for community organisations.
Individuals and groups with no formal legal structure

• individuals and groups with no formal legal structure may apply for grants up to $5,000 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.

Our priorities for grants:
The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board welcomes grant applications that deliver with the following priorities outlined in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Plan:
• transport that meets our communities’ and businesses’ needs
  - more people walking and cycling to work, education, and recreation
  - delivery of ecological, walking, and cycling connections across the area
• successful businesses and good jobs for our people
  - vibrant town centres that bring business and communities together
  - young people fully enabled to participate in the workforce
  - the development of social enterprise initiatives with tangible benefit for the wider local community
• a built environment that strengthens our communities and reinforces our heritage and local character
  - the views of young people are heard and create places where youth want to live, work and play
  - the value of our heritage and cultural places are areas of special character are understood celebrated and maintained
  - community initiatives to enhance the distinctive local character of our neighbourhoods and public spaces are supported.
• a healthy natural environment enjoyed by our communities
  - our waterways and harbours are clean and healthy
  - partner with mana whenua as kaitiaki (guardians)
  - continue to work with our community, businesses and Maori on ecological restoration projects, particularly in our highest priority and most diverse parks and reserves
  - facilitate access to land for community restoration activities and support initiatives to encourage and inform local communities about planting native vegetation on private land
  - maungakiekie-Tāmaki is a leader in promoting and demonstrating sustainable living and carbon neutral practices
  - actively support waste goals with a focus on education, recycling resource recovery and minimising waste to landfill
• strong and thriving communities that are enabled to participate, celebrate and contribute
  - strong, healthy and safe neighbourhoods where people are connected and know each other
  - a community sector that meets the needs of our diverse and changing communities
  - young people are engaged, heard and active in their local communities
  - maori organisations are partners in providing for the social and cultural needs of local communities
  - local arts and culture are celebrated and supported
• parks, sports and recreational facilities that promote healthy lifestyles and enhance well-being
  - flourishing local sports and recreation clubs that meet future growth demand on their facilities
  - connected green spaces that maximise the use of our open spaces by our community
  - active communities who participate in sport and recreational opportunities particularly under-represented  groups.

Higher Priority:

The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board recognises that organisations which choose not to apply for funding from the proceeds of class 4 gambling (“pokies”) may have fewer funding options available to them, and this will be taken into account when their applications are considered.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply

History

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Local Grants Programme 2015/2016.Our local grants programme aims to provide contestable and discretionary community grants to local communities.

 

Objectives

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:
• transport that meets our communities’ and businesses’ needs
• successful businesses and good jobs for our people
• a built environment that strengthens our communities and reinforces our heritage and local character
• a healthy natural environment enjoyed by our communities
• strong and thriving communities that are enabled to participate, celebrate and contribute
• parks, sports and recreational facilities that promote healthy lifestyles and enhance well-being

Projects funded

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

Excluded projects

Activities we don't fund:

• 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

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$500 - $10000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications open from 24 August 2020 to 02 October 2020
 
When you apply for this grant, your project must align with Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Grant outcomes and funding priorities 2019/2020.

Decision makers

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Community Board

How notified

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

How paid

Direct credit

Conditions of acceptance

Accountability is an important step where successful applicants demonstrate what benefits came from their initiative. It is also about properly acknowledging where the funding for the activity came from. Accountability measures should be appropriate to the nature of the applicant and, in particular, the size of the grant. Therefore the specific accountability measures will be put in place by the board at the time the grants are decided.

Other information

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

Exclusions:
The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board will not fund:
• catering
• gifts/prizes
• ongoing administration
Further, the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board will only fund an organisation once a year. However, organisations may be eligible to receive funding in more than one application if they are collaborating with other organisations to deliver a project or event.

Contact

Catherine Bolinga
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101
Email: catherine.bolinga@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/