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Franklin Local Board Quick Response Grant

Closing dates

30/10/20
28/05/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Franklin

Eligibility

We prioritise grants for community organisations.

• individuals and groups with no formal legal structure may apply for grants up to $2,000 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.

• Quick Response Grants:
50% of the total grant budget per annum

• minimum amount per grant $200
• maximum amount per grant $4,000

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply

Objectives

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

Our grants programme will support the following outcomes outlined in our local board plan:
• cherished natural environment
• thriving local economy
• excellent transport connections and infrastructure
• growth in the right place, at the right time
• proud, safe, and health communities

Projects funded

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

Our funding priorities:
• promote environmental responsibility through supporting events that aim for zero waste (reduce, reuse, recycle)
• encourage smoke-free events, particularly those targeting children, young people and their families
• support events that celebrate our distinctive local communities and enable people to come together
• support events which encourage visitors to spend more time in Franklin as a destination
• support events that aim to be financially sustainable and become a regular and celebrated part of the Franklin event calendar
• support community groups to be effective and contribute to the community, particularly in shaping and developing their areas to be better and safer places
• assist young people to move from school to work or further training
• support initiatives that celebrate our arts, culture and heritage
• work with local partners to help to make the community feel safe
• support local environmental initiatives
• encourage activities that reduce waste to landfill, prevent illegal dumping and preserve the beauty of our environment
• support the prevention of kauri dieback in our native forests
• encourage a weed and pest-free natural environment
• support community initiatives to enhance waterways and the coastline, including beach clean-ups and planting

Excluded projects

Activities we don't fund:
• debt servicing or repayment
• legal expenses
• activities that promote religious ministry or political purposes
• medical expenses
• expenses related to liquor licenses
• 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

Lower priorities:
• salaries
• catering
• travel
• vehicles

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$200 - $4,000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications open from 05 October 2020 to 30 October 2020

• paper applications are no longer accepted.
• apply using the online grant application service, available from Auckland Council website link
 

Information required with your application

As set out in the online application form.

Decision makers

Franklin 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 Franklin Local Board requires successful applicants to provide:

• for local grants (over $2,000)- a self - review , including how the group achieved their planned outcomes, to be supplied to the local board with an accompanying photo of the activity or event.

Other information

When you apply for this grant, your project must align with 
Franklin Quick Response Grant outcomes and funding priorities

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

Contact

Daylyn D'Mello
Environmental and Community Grants Advisor
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101
Email: daylyn.dmello@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/