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Henderson-Massey 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 $2,000 and above 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


Henderson-Massey Local Board Local Grants Programme 2015/2016.

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


Our grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as outlined in our local board plan:

• a community where we know our neighbours work together on issues and value diversity
• a good life for young and old
• we get back to our eco-city roots
• a vital business sector that values local employment opportunities.

Projects funded

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

Our funding priorities:
• events that foster community spirit
• strengthen governance capacity in our community and recreational organisations
• local community safety projects
• enhancing and celebrating our natural environment
• enhancing community and economic opportunities
• fostering arts, culture and sport in the community

Lower priorities:
• events that charge an admission fee
• catering
• fundraising events
• travel

In addition to the eligibility criteria outlined the Community Grants Policy the Henderson-Massey Local Board will not fund:
• groups whose previous accountability requirements are unmet for council grants
• salaries or project management fees

Excluded projects

In addition, the following activity costs listed in the Community Grants Policy are not eligible for funding:
• 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 (core education, primary health care)
• physical works that require consents or permits prior to the necessary consentsor permits being obtained (grants may be awarded in principle)
• purchase of alcohol.

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$2,000 - $5,000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications open from 20 July 2020 to 28 August 2020
Apply Now

Please visit Henderson-Massey Local Grant page.

Information required with your application

As set out in the Online Application form.

Preparing your application:
All applications must be submitted using the SmartyGrants online system.

Key application requirements:
• complete all the mandatory sections of the application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
• you will be asked to demonstrate how your activity aligns with the local board grant programme priorities and how it will contribute to the local area
• please be aware that local board funding should not be regarded as a sole funding source for your activity.

Decision makers

Henderson-Massey Local Board

How notified

Successful applicants

Once funding has been approved, all successful applicants will receive an email notification.

• local grant applicants will receive a funding agreement. This is a formal document which outlines the conditions of the grant and the amount the grant is for. The funding agreement will also outline the accountability reporting requirements.
• where the local board has only one grant type, the local grant process will apply.

How paid

Direct Credit

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


Fuafuagaolefaletautu Winterstein
Community Grants Advisor
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: (09) 301 0101