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Waiheke Local Board Quick Response Grant

Closing dates

25/09/20
06/11/20
21/05/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Waiheke

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 $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.


Criteria for Events Local and Events Quick Response Grants

Grants sought for event need to meet the following criteria
• progressing towards zero waste
• has a level of interaction with local business
• includes support for local procurement
• promotes Waiheke as a destination
• is a ticketed event however, has involvement with schools or an educational element
• rings together community groups arts and culture, showcasing local talent
• collaborating with other events/working in conjunction with other groups
• captures a wide demographic
• accessible to the community and/or
• schools (eg early bird specials)
 

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply

History

Waiheke Local Board - Local Grants Programme 2016/17.
Our Local Grants Programme aims to provide contestable and discretionary community grants to local communities.

Objectives

The Waiheke Local Board recognises the vital role that community groups and organisations play in developing diverse, strong, inclusive, connected and sustainable communities. Our grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the priorities in our Local Board Plan - such as environmental, cultural, arts, community development, recreational and heritage initiatives, and supporting our youth. We aim to assist groups to provide activities, projects, programmes, initiatives, and events that make a positive contribution within our local board area.
 

Projects funded

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

Our funding priorities
• Young people
• Community elders
• Environment
• Culture and arts
• Social cohesion
• Recreation and sport
• Heritage

Higher priorities:

• Collaboration with other community organisations
• Gaining other sources of funding for a project or event, from businesses or community
• Local procurement

Lower priorities:

• Commercial entities and promotion of commercial entities
• Ticketed events
• Activities that primarily benefit communities outside the Waiheke Local Board area 141201 Local Board Template v9
• Activities that primarily benefit a third party (eg. activity to gain money for an organisation)
• Grants to support that purchase of or maintenance associated with motor vehicles
• Wages or operational costs
• Individuals with projects on private land
 

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
• Applications for Liquor licenses.

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$500 - $4000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications closed 15 May 2020

When you apply for this grant, your project must align with
Waiheke Quick Response Grant outcomes and funding priorities 2018/2019.

Information required with your application

As set out in the Online Application Form.

Decision makers

Waiheke 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

The Waiheke Local Board requires that all successful applicants provide:
• Accountability measure one: Accountability forms must be completed and submitted by the due date, proving that grants have been used for the right purpose.
• Accountability measure two: Any grant money that is unspent and not used for the project must to be returned to Council.
• Accountability measure three: Recognition of the Waiheke Local Board's support of your initiative.
• Accountability measure four: An invitation to the funded project, programme, activity or event should be extended to the members of the board, where appropriate.

Other information

Who can't apply?

In addition to the eligibility criteria outlined the Community Grants Policy, the Waiheke Local Board will not fund:

Exclusion One: Alcohol
Exclusion Two: Applications for Liquor licenses


Accountability measures
The Waiheke Local Board requires that all successful applicants provide:
• Accountability measure one:
Accountability forms must be completed and submitted by the due date, proving that grants have been used for the right purpose.
• Accountability measure two:
Any grant money that is unspent and not used for the project must to be returned to Council.
• Accountability measure three:
Recognition of the Waiheke Local Board’s support of your initiative.
• Accountability measure four:
An invitation to the funded project, programme, activity or event should be extended to the members of the board, where appropriate.

 

Contact

Erin McVeigh
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101
Email: erin.mcveigh@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz