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Grants and Funds

Creative Communities NZ - Arts Funding
The Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in art activities.   Under the scheme “the arts” are broadly defined as “all forms of creative and interpretative expression”
Projects must meet one or more of the following funding criteria:
  • Broad community involvement – The project will create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities
  • Diversity – The project will support the diverse arts and cultural traditions of local communities, enriching and promoting their uniqueness and cultural diversity
  • Young people – The project will enable and encourage young people (under 18 years) to engage with and actively participate in the arts.


Community Assistance Policy

August 2014

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Please Note:

Applications to the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account are now closed.
Applications to the Mayoral Fund and Licence to Occupy can be applied for any time of the year. 


Kaipara District Council has allocated money and made it available to the community to support projects that will enhance the Kaipara Disctrict community.

The Community Assistance Policy provides a framework and criteria to guide the allocation of funding to groups and organisations involved in the delivery of projects, activities and services.

The objectives of the Community Assistance Policy and guidelines are:

  • Supporting community to help themselves
  • Increasing and supporting volunteering
  • Helping communities create the facilities and services that make them great places to live
  • Supplementing Council resources with community and other agency's resources so that collectively a higher level of service can be provided.
The Community Assistance Policy can be viewed hereThe Policy contains information on eligibility, what needs to be supplied with applications and what Council will be looking for when considering applications.
There are essentially seven different types of grants available that community organisations can apply for.  They are:
  • License to Occupy is an agreement for a not-for-profit community organisation to locate on Council land or in a Council building through a License to Occupy.  An organisation may apply for a License to Occupy under Council's Community Assistance Policy.  Unlike other community assistance grants, an application for a License to Occupy can be applied for at any time of the year. 

    An application form can be found here.

  • Contract for Service is a formal agreement for the delivery of a service in Kaipara District to benefit Kaipara residents and visitors where there is a clearly recognised need for the services. Applications will be called for around August/September each year, to be included in the next Draft Annual Plan. 

    An application form can be found here and Guidelines here.

  • Operational Grant.  Applications will be called for around August/September each year. 

    An application form can be found here and Guidelines

  • Capital Works Grant (this can on occasion be in the form of a loan).  Applications will be called for around August/September each year to be included in the next Draft Annual Plan. 

    An application form can be found here and Guidelines here.

  • Mayoral Fund.  This allows the Commissioners to use their discretion to make small financial awards to community projects outside of the other sources and timeframes of Community Assistance.  The purpose of the Fund is to ensure that progress of these important projects is not impaired because of a small shortfall in funds.  

    An application form can be found found here.

  • Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account - grants are made for the benefit of Mangawhai Harbour and surrounds from the investment income from this fund.  The Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account is managed under the Mangawai Lands Empowering Act 1966 (sic).  A Committee of two Commissioners and two appointed members of the community will make the decisions on applications.  

    An application form can be found herePlease note:
     Applications for this have now closed.


For indepth information and criteria please refer to the Community Assistance Policy.



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