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Waitemata Local Grant

Closing dates

07/08/20
01/04/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Waitemata

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

The Community Grants Policy 2014 includes the previous grants schemes under the activity areas of Arts and Culture, Events, Community Development, Environment and Natural Heritage, Historic Heritage and Sports and Recreation.

Objectives

Outcomes sought from the local grants programme

Our grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as outlinedin our local board plan:
• a distinctive, high-quality urban environment that embraces our heritage
• connected, accessible and safe transport choices
• Waitematā, the innovative economic hub of Auckland
• the natural environment is respected and enhanced
• quality parks, open spaces and community facilities created for people to use and enjoy
• strong communities that are inclusive, vibrant and engaged

Projects funded

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

Our funding priorities:
• our distinctive heritage and historic places is promoted and preserved
• improved pedestrian and cycling safety and travel options
• our streets work as great public spaces
• a people-focused city centre, connected to a vibrant waterfront
• waste is minimised as we work towards zero waste to landfill by 2040
• our local waterways are cared for and levels of pollutants reduced
• our natural heritage is protected and enhanced
• residents are encouraged to grow their own food
• work towards Waitematā becoming a low-carbon community
• more opportunities are created for people to enjoy our parks and open spaces
• people are more active in local arts, events and recreation activities
• we have places for children and people to gather, be active and be involved
• our communities can participate fully in community life
• maori culture and heritage is promoted
• support community-led initiatives and action
• improve actual and perceived safety in our community
• improve the health of our community
• develop and encourage community participation
• achieve equitable distribution of funds across the board area as a whole and support our diverse communities
• support voluntary contribution

Lower priorities:

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

The following lower priorities apply:
• catering
• travel expenses
• ticketed events
• activities that primarily benefit a third party (e.g. activity to gain money for an organisation)
• wages or operational costs
• commercial entities and promotion of commercial entities
• activities that primarily benefit communities outside the Waitematā area

Excluded projects

• alcohol
• legal costs
• debt repayments
• retrospective grants
• political or religious ministry activities
• vehicles
• groups who have not completed past grant accountability requirements
• groups requesting funding over the maximum amount set

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

$3000 - $7500

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications open from 29 June 2020 to 07 August 2020
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• Paper applications are no longer accepted.
• For more information, visit:
Waitematā Local Grant

Information required with your application

All Auckland Council grants, including low value grants, are required to account for how the grants are spent.

Requirements include:
• how the conditions in the funding agreement have been met
• the number of participants, audience, spectators and where they came from (e.g. which local board area)
• the success of the project
• proof of delivery, if the activity is an art project or event
• learnings
• outcomes
• proof of expenditure
• how you have acknowledged the local board support.

Decision makers

Waitemata 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 requirements

All Auckland Council grants, including low value grants, are required to account for how the grants are spent.

Requirements include:
• how the conditions in the funding agreement have been met
• the number of participants, audience, spectators and where they came from (e.g. which local board area)
• the success of the project
• proof of delivery, if the activity is an art project or event
• learnings
• outcomes
• proof of expenditure
• how you have acknowledged the local board support.

Other information

Exclusions

In addition to the eligibility criteria outlined in the Community Grants Policy, the Waitematā Local Board will not fund:
• Political parties
• Internal applicants (including funding projects, programmes or facilities run by Auckland Council or its employees)
• Auckland Council CCO’s
• Organisations receiving statutory funding from council via compulsory annual levies under the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act (ARAFA)
• Other local authorities government agencies or public sector entities.

Contact

Jaimee Wieland
Community Grants Coordinator
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142
Phone: (09) 301 0101
Email: jaimee.wieland@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/