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Papakura Local Grant

Closing dates

02/04/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Papakura

Eligibility

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 up to $1000 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

History

Our local grants programme provides a funding source that is aimed at helping local communities to achieve their aspirations. Together we can contribute to making Papakura a thriving, safe and vibrant community.

Objectives

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

• a vibrant metropolitan centre
• a skilled workforce for local jobs
• a sports and recreation hub
• well connected and easy to move around
• treasured for its environment and heritage
• strong, safe and health communities.

Projects funded

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

We welcome grant applications that align to the following priorities:
• We enable people to celebrate, participate in and contribute to their local community.
• We have a thriving, vibrant and safe town centre.
• We provide for local cultural and arts experiences in our area.
• Our parks, sports and recreation facilities are well used.
• We support communities to achieve their goals and aspirations.
• We increase the number of visitors who contribute to the local economy.
• We protect and improve the environment around the harbour, and our streams are enjoyed by increasing numbers of people.
• We focus on reducing, reusing and recycling.
• We celebrate and highlight our history and heritage.

Higher priority for eligibility:
We will prioritise events and activities that are held in the local board area, or can demonstrate the benefit to the local community.

Lower priorities:

• fundraising events
• costs towards travel expenses, salaries, vehicles, electronic equipment and catering
• applicants/groups who have a cash surplus
• applicants who have 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

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$2000 - $5000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications closed 31 July 2020

When you apply for this grant, your project must align with Papakura Local Grant outcomes and funding priorities 2019/2020.

Please visit Papakura Local Grant page.

Decision makers

Papakura 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

Accountability measures

The Papakura Local Board requires that all successful applicants:
• include the Papakura local board logo on their publicity and promotional material, with the words “funded by/part funded by Papakura Local Board”
• be available to work with Council staff on media coverage and provide at least one photograph of the event or activity

Additionally, successful applicants would be welcome to provide a verbal report at a Papakura Local Board business meeting. Ten minutes at the start of the meeting can be set aside for a deputation or three minutes during public forum; please contact the local board’s Democracy Advisor to make arrangements.

The grants policy team will provide Papakura Local Board with an annual report and summary of outcomes achieved via the local grants programme.

The Papakura Local Board requires that all successful applicants:

• Include the Papakura Local Board logo on their publicity and promotional material, with the words "funded by/part funded by Papakura Local Board'
• Be available to work with Council staff on media coverage and provide at least one photograph of the event or activity.

Additionally, successful applicants would be welcome to provide a verbal report at a Papakura Local Board Business meeting. Ten minutes at the start of the meeting can be set aside for a deputation or three minutes during public forum; please contact the local board's Democracy Advisor to make arrangements.

The grants policy team will provide Papakura Local Board with an annual report and summary of outcomes achieved via the local grants programme.

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

Contact

Sara Chin
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 301 0101
Email: sara.chin@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/