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Manurewa 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

• individuals and groups with no formal legal structure may apply for grants from $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.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


Manurewa Local Board

Our Local Grants Programme aims to provide funds to local communities in order to help them achieve their aspirations. In so doing, they will together help Manurewa thrive and enable people to connect.


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

• Manurewa has an attractive prosperous town centre
• people move easily around Manurewa
• spaces and places that people use and enjoy
• all people are valued and encouraged
• our natural heritage and resources are preserved and nurtured for future generations
• a healthy local economy

Projects funded

• Arts • Community • Environment • Events • Heritage • Sport and Recreation

Our funding priorities:

The Manurewa Local Board welcomes and will consider any grant applications and community initiatives. The Manurewa Local Board has the following local board plan priorities:

Note: these priorities relate to the local board initiatives as outlined in the local board plan.

• initiatives that aim to make the town centre a safer, tidier, more accessible and welcoming place
• activities that showcase the rich and diverse culture and talent in our local area and help create a programme of events and entertainment for Manurewa
• activities that are aimed at advancing our young people and make it easier for them to get active and be involved
• initiatives that are aimed to preserve our heritage and important elements of our past
• activities that are aimed to improve the overall wellbeing of the Manurewa community
• initiatives that aim to protect and restore our natural heritage and resources
• activities that keep our local economy thriving

Lower priorities:

The Manurewa Local Board has identified the following activities as lower priorities:
• costs towards travel expenses, salaries, vehicles, electronic equipment and catering
• fundraising events

The Manurewa Local Board has also identified the following financial situation of an applicant, as a
lower priority for funding:
• community groups who gain more than 75% of government funding for a project or service
• community groups with a cash surplus

Excluded projects

Activities we don't fund:

• 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 (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

Funds available

Information not 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 07 August 2020

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Manurewa Local Grant

When you apply for this grant, your project must align with Manurewa Local Grant outcomes and funding priorities 2020/2021.

Paper applications are no longer accepted

Information required with your application

As set out in the online application form.

Decision makers

Manurewa Local Board

How notified

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

• Quick response grants will be paid within 10 days of receiving the notification email.
• 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

Conditions of acceptance

The Manurewa Local Board requires that all successful applicants provide the following information:

• what did the event try to achieve?
• did the event achieve the set outcomes
• are there any learnings for next time?
• an optional photo that symbolises what the applicant thinks the day was all about.

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


Sara Chin
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101