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Franklin Local Grant

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



We prioritise grants for community organisations.
Individuals and groups with no formal legal structure may apply for grants up to $2000 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.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply


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:

• Cherisihed 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

Lower priorities:

• Salaries
• Catering
• Travel
• Vehicles

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

Refer to Application Guidelines

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

$2,000 +

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications closed 31 July 2020

• Apply using the Online Grant Application Service, available from Auckland Council website link

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

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

Our grant 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 healthy communities


Daylyn D'Mello
Environmental and Community Grants Advisor
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101