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Community Grant Fund (Te Hiku community board)

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Far North District.


Council community assistance support will only be provided for organisations located within the Far North whose principal functions and/or activities are of a not for profit nature.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


The Community Grant Fund - Local is provided to contribute to Council's strategic priorities and Community outcomes as published in the current Long Term Plan.


• enhance access to facilities for the general public (if the project is to support/develop a facility)
• broaden the range of activities and experiences available to the general public
• enhance community/volunteer capability to provide services
• supplement the resources of Council from external sources and community participation (a minimum of 50% funding for the project from sources other than Council)
• enhance access to services or projects that align with Council's strategic priorities.

Projects funded

Cultural, sport or recreation projects.

Excluded projects

Retrospective funding.

Activities funded

Salaries; Facilitator / Professional fees; volunteer expenses reimbursement; administration; equipment hire (see application form for more...)

Funds available

Information not available

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

1. Make sure your project meets our funding guidelines 
The Community Grant Policy(PDF, 466KB) outlines the requirements for applicants requesting Local Community Grant funding from our Community Boards.

2. Complete application 
Print the Local Grant application form(PDF, 612KB)
Provide all the information requested - incomplete applications will not be processed
If you need help with your application contact us by calling 0800 920 029 and ask to speak to the Funding Advisor

3. Submit application
Your application must be received in full 15 working days before the next community board meeting. Late applications will not be considered.
Scan and email to
You can also drop your application at any Service Centre, or post to:
Funding Advisor
Far North District Council
Private Bag 752
Kaikohe 0440

Information required with your application

• signed applicant declaration
• two quotes for purchases where practicable, or evidence of expected purchases
• business plan (if applicable) including project costs
• details of all other funding secured or pending approval for this project (minimum 50%)
• programme outline (if applicable)
• a health and safety plan (if applicable)
• most recent financial statements / annual accounts
• a deposit slip

Decision makers

Community Boards.

How notified

In writing.

How paid

Direct Credit

Conditions of acceptance

There is a need for a high level of transparency and accountability for the spending of community grant funds and accountability arrangements will be documented in an agreement between the Council and the community organisation receiving support.


Support Officer, Management
Far North District Council
Private Bag 752
Kaikohe 0440
Phone: 0800 920029 Fax: (09) 401 2137