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Upper Harbour Quick Response Grant

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Eligible districts

Upper Harbour


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

Criteria and eligibility for grants

The following criteria apply to these grants:
• applicants must be, or umbrellaed by, a charitable trust or incorporated society, have been registered for at least 12 months at the time of submitting the application, and be operating under an adopted constitution/deed.
• initiatives must fit with at least one of the board’s priorities as stipulated in the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan.
• initiatives must take place in, or mostly within, the Upper Harbour Local Board area and be of benefit to Upper Harbour Local Board residents.
• initiatives must not be a core service provided by central government (e.g. primary healthcare or education).
• initiatives must not have already taken place before the board has the opportunity to consider the application (unless the board accepts there are genuine mitigating circumstances).
• activities of debt repayment and promoting particular political goals are ineligible for funding
• schools and churches will only be funded if there is a significant community benefit.
• applicants must not have failed to meet accountability obligations from previous Council grants
• legal costs, salaries and wages are deemed to be a low priority for funding.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply


Upper Harbour Local Board - Local Grants Programme 2015/16.
Our Local Grants Programme aims to provide contestable and discretionary community grants to local communities.


Our grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as outlined in our local board plan:
• a healthy, active community that values its sport, arts, culture and recreation facilities
• a protected natural environment
• accountable and transparent reporting.

Projects funded

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

Our priorities for contestable grants:
The Upper Harbour Local Board welcomes grant applications that align with the local board plan priorities. All applications will be measured on their merits and consideration will be given to initiatives that:
• focus on one or more of the following priority areas, in no particular order of priority:
  - sports or recreation
  - youth
  - families
  - migrants
  - the environment
  - community participation and wellbeing.
• encourage participation or volunteering.
• are innovative.
• are high impact and provide good value for money.
• improve an existing facility or service provision.

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.

Activities funded

Activities we do fund:
• initiatives must fit with at least one of the board’s priorities as stipulated in the Upper Harbour Local Board Plan
• initiatives must take place in, or mostly within, the Upper Harbour Local Board area and be of benefit to Upper Harbour Local Board residents.

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$500 - $5000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications closed 08 May 2020

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

• Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Information required with your application

As set out in the online application form.

Decision makers

Upper Harbour Local 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

In order to ensure that the Upper Harbour Local Board grant achieves positive results, recipients will be obligated to provide evidence that the assistance has been used for the agreed purpose and stated outcomes have been achieved. Obligations will be outlined in a funding agreement that the applicant will be required to enter into.

The following accoutability measures are required:
• the completion and submission of accountability forms (including receipts), proving that grants have been used for the right purpose.
• any grant money that is unspent and not used for the project must be returned to the Upper Harbour Local Board.
• recognition of the Upper Harbour Local Board's support of your initiative (e.g. using the Upper Harbour Local Board logo on promotional material).

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


Caroline Teh
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: (09) 301 0101