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Otara-Papatoetoe Local Grant

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



We prioritise grants for community organisations.
Individuals and groups with no formal legal structure

Assessment criteria for local grants
All eligible applications will be assessed against:
• the local board priorities
• Auckland Council priorities e.g. see link to the events policy, Auckland Council Events Policy.pdf
• council community grant principles including valuing Te Ao Māori, innovation and collaboration
• project budget and financial information supplied
• project outcomes and benefits to local board area
• ability of the group or individual to deliver the activity and alignment with council accepted best practice
• collaboration or engagement with the community, where appropriate
• factors outlined in the local board grants programme.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply


Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board – Local Grants Programme 2016/2017

Our Local Grants Programme 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 heart of Manukau
• Town centre vitality
• Parks and facilities that meet people's needs
• Healthy harbours and waterways
• Thriving communities
• Age-friendly communities
• Good transport connections

Projects funded

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

Our Priorities for Grants

The Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board welcomes grant applications that align with the following local board plan priorities:
• A heart for Manukau
  - The local economy is growing Hayman Park and public spaces are accessible safe and pleasant
• Town centre vitality
  - Revitalise town centres
  - Develop public facilities
• Parks and facilities that meet people’s needs
  - Better parks and facilities for sports and recreation
  - Better neighbourhood amenity
• Healthy harbours and waterways
  - Otara Lake is accessible and safe for recreational use
  - Improve the health of harbours by reducing sediment in streams
• Thriving communities
  - Pleasant neighbourhoods and programmes and events promoting healthy living, cultural diversity, education and environmental protection
  - Community facilities fit for purpose
  - Community-led development
• Age-friendly communities
  - Enable young and old to participate in employment, education, training and community service
• Good transport connections
  - Better experiences for pedestrians and cyclists.

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

Lower Priorities:

We will also consider applications for other services, projects, events and activities. However, these may be considered a lower priority.

• The board will give applications lower priority and less favourable consideration if they contain one or more of the following:
  - Ongoing administration costs including salaries
  - Ticketed events, commercial events or events that promote a brand or company
  - Catering costs
  - Applications for activities taking place outside the local board area.
• The Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board has also identified the following financial situation of an applicant, as a lower priority for funding:
  - Applicant that are making no financial contribution of their own to the project
  - Applicant has not considered other sources of funding for their project

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
• Applicants who failed to provide accountability forms from a previous funding allocation
• Applicants who provided unsatisfactory accountability forms from a previous funding allocation
In addition to the eligibility criteria outlined the Community Grants Policy, the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board will not fund:
• applicants who failed to provide accountability forms from a previous funding allocation
• applicants who provided unsatisfactory accountability forms from a previous funding allocation.

Activities funded

Refer to Application Guidelines

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

$2000 +

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Grant round one: 15 June - 24 July 2020
Grant round two: 15 February - 26 March 2021

For more information, see Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Grants Programme (PDF 559KB).

Information required with your application

As set out in the Online Application Form.

Decision makers

Otara-Papatoetoe 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 Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board requires that all successful applicants to provide:
• Accountability measures one (e.g. a photo of the activity)
• the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board require staff to report back at the end of the financial year, on the way in which allocated grants support the local board grants programme outcomes and priorities.

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