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Shannon Community Development Trust

Closing dates

31/08/20
28/02/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Shannon District.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:
• live within the Shannon township (an indicative map can be provided);
• show their project will directly benefit the Shannon Community, or an individual living within the Shannon community;
• not have excess reserve funds.
Eligible individuals and/or organisations include those that provide cultural, sporting, environmental or social services to the Shannon area.

Criteria:
• the applicant is unable to receive sufficient grants from other sources.
• the applicant must be non profit making.
• only one application will be considered for any single applicant or joint event/activity in any given financial year.
• allocation of a grant in one year does not automatically guarantee funding in future years. Funding priority may be given to applicants who have not received a Shannon Community Development Trust grant in the last three years.
• where funding has been requested for goods or services over $250, at least two quotes are required (from Horowhenua suppliers where possible).
• applicants should attach a bank deposit slip or certified account statement from their bank.
• applicants should attach letters of support from relevant organisations, governing bodies and / or relevant testimony from clients / coaches / teachers where applicable.

Additional Criteria for Organisations:
• applications from organisations should be for activities in the Shannon Community. The Trust may consider financial assistance for activity occurring outside the Shannon community where it is shown the Shannon community will benefit.
• organisations must provide a copy of their most recent financial statements
• organisations that are formally constituted as an incorporated society must provide a copy of their certificate of incorporation

Additional Criteria for Educational or Sporting Scholarships:
• individuals seeking a scholarship must attach a copy of their Curriculum Vitae
• individuals seeking a scholarship must attach a letter from an independent referee (including contact information) who is prepared to be contacted regarding the applicant
• individuals seeking an educational scholarship must attach a copy of their current academic record and history
• individuals seeking a sporting scholarship must attach a copy of correspondence from the relevant team / association / national body, indicating their selection

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply

History

The Shannon Community Development Trust is governed by a Trust external to Council.

Objectives

The Shannon Community Development Trust (“the Trust”) has been developed for the purpose of providing funding assistance to the residents of the Shannon township for the purpose of Community Development including:
• educational activities including scholarships for educational purposes
• the provision of training and equipment for the protection of the community
• the provision of financial assistance for events recognising the involvement of community members
• the alleviation of hardship (in some circumstances)

Trustees receive no financial benefit for their contribution to the operation of the Trust, and Horowhenua District Council offers administrative support, also free of charge.

Projects funded

• educational activities including scholarships for educational purposes
• the provision of training and equipment for the protection of the community
• the provision of financial assistance for events recognising the involvement of community members
• the alleviation of hardship (in some circumstances)

Activities funded

Criteria are explained in the application form.

Funds available

$13,000.00

Upper limit per grant application

from $300 to $2,000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

$13,875.00

How to apply

Applications for Round 1 of the 2020/2021 financial year open 1 August 2020 and will be accepted until 5:00pm on 31st August 2020.
Apply Now

Following our transition to the new SmartyGrants administration tool it will now be mandatory to apply online. Council officers will be available to help you establish your SmartyGrants account and to make your first online application, if required. You can organise a time to meet with them by emailing commdev@horowhenua.govt.nz or by phoning 06 366 0999 to request an appointment.

Shannon Community Development Trust Criteria 2020/2021

Information required with your application

Please refer to Criteria for relevant information, according to your applicable area.

Decision makers

Trustees.

Decision time

• September: Round 1 applications collated and considered by committee
• October: Committee decisions are ratified at the October Council meeting (First Wednesday of October)
   - Round 1 applicants are notified of their application result
   - Round 1 letters of intent are distributed
November: Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

• March: Round 2 applications collated and considered by Council committee
• April: Committee decisions are ratified at the April Council meeting
   - Round 2 applicants are notified of their application result
   - Round 2 letters of intent are distributed
• May: Funds are released up to 10 working days after the letter of intent has been returned to Council

How notified

In writing.

How paid

Direct credit.

Conditions of acceptance

Accountability:
Applicants are required to provide a written report that the money was spent for the purpose granted within two (2) months of completion of the activity (or by final dates specified on a letter of intent document, whichever comes first) by completing an Accountability Form (supplied to successful applicants) and attaching copies of all receipts applicable to the application.

Shannon Community Development Trust Accountability Form(PDF, 369KB)

Other information

Approximately $13,000.00 is available to allocate per year, but is subject to variations.
$13,875.00 was granted in the first year of the trust operating.
Individual grants normally range from $300.00 to $2,000.00.
 

Contact

Horowhenua District Council
Private Bag 4002
Levin 5540
Phone: (06) 366 0999 Fax: (06) 366 0977
Email: enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz
https://www.horowhenua.govt.nz/Community/Grants-Funding/Council-Facilitated-Grants