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Puketāpapa Local Board Quick Response Grant

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



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 $750 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


Our local Grants programme aims to provide contestable and discretionary community grants to local communities.



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:

• people with a voice who can make a contribution
• thriving local economy, good local jobs
• real transport choices and connectivity
• vibrant, popular parks and treasured natural environment
• healthy, safe people and places
• a strong sense of belonging and local identity

Projects funded

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

Our priorities for grants:

The Puketapapa Local Board welcomes grant applications that align with the following local board plan priorities:
Note: these priorities relate to the local board initiatives as outlined in the local board plan.
• support and enable a diverse range of local community groups to initiate and implement projects and activities
• foster a more equitable Puketapapa including through building social enterprises and other local economic development opportunities
• build strong neighbourhoods where people feel safe and connected at all times
• support a greener and healthier Puketapapa through sustainability programmes in areas as waste minimisation, ecological protection and restoration
• promote healthy, safe, sustainable and active lifestyles
• support arts and culture and heritage celebration/protection

Higher priorities:

The Puketā papa Local Board will prioritise projects which:
• demonstrate collaboration e.g. involves working with other like-minded organisations and/or different parts of the community
• leverage other funding
• addresses two or more of the “Five Ways to Wellbeing” outlined by the Mental Health Foundation NZ
• support and promote volunteerism
• encourages people to engage with their wider community

Lower Priorities:

We will also consider applications for other services, projects, events and activities. However, these may be considered a lower priority.
The Puketā papa Local Board has identified the following activities as lower priorities:

• ongoing administration costs
• subsidising activity costs or entry fees for programmes or events
• projects or events that are outside the local board area
• air travel

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

Excluded activities

• initiatives that are eligible and can be funded by central government

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$300 - $1,000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications open from 28 September 2020 to 23 October 2020

When you apply for this grant, your project must align with Puketāpapa Quick Response Grant outcomes and funding priorities 2019/2020

Information required with your application

As set out in the online application form.

Decision makers

Puketapapa Local Board

How notified

Once funding has been approved, all successful applicants will receive an email notification.

• quick response grants will be paid within 10 days of receiving the notification email.
• local grant applicants will receive a funding agreement. This is a formal document which outlines the conditions of the grant and the amount the grant is for. The funding agreement will also outline the accountability reporting requirements.
• where the local board has only one grant type, the local grant process will apply.

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

The Puketapapa Local Board requires that all successful applicants to provide:
• photos of the activity
• invitation to the activity to be extended to the local board for any event or function funded
• public acknowledgement of local board funding including through the use of local board logo on any advertising materials
• meet council standard financial accountability requirements

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


Sonia Parra
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101