|Community Assistance Policy - Community Projects, Activities and Services Funding
Applications for Contracts for Service and Operational and Capital Discretionary Grants will open in December 2016 and close in early February 2017.
Operational Grant applicants will be notified of funding decisions in March/April 2017. Contracts for Service and Capital Grant applicants will be notified of funding decisions in June/July 2017.
The next round of applications to the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) will open in November 2016, and will be advertised closer to the time. Funding will then be allocated at a Committee meeting in March 2017.
Applications to the Mayoral Fund and Licence to Occupy can be applied for any time of the year.
Kaipara District Council has funding available to support projects that will enhance the Kaipara District community, as part of its Community Assistance Policy. Community organisations are encouraged to apply for this funding if they have projects, activities and services which meet the criteria of the Policy.
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; and
Supplementing Council resources with community and other agencies resources so that collectively a higher level of service can be provided.
The Community Assistance Policy can be viewed here. The 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 six different types of grants available that community organisations can apply for. They are:
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.
- Criteria Guidelines can be found here.
- Operational Grants offer a one-off financial assistance to a not-for-profit organisation to further the purpose of that organisation.
- Capital Works Grants offer a one-off financial assistance to a not-for-profit organisation to further the purpose of that organisation. These are for capital projects and can, on occasion, be in the form of a loan..
- Licence to Occupy is an agreement for a not-for-profit community organisation to locate on Council land or in a Council building through a Licence to Occupy. An organisation may apply for a Licence to Occupy under Council's Community Assistance Policy. Unlike other community assistance grants, an application for a Licence to Occupy can be applied for at any time of the year.
- More information regarding how the Licence to Occupy process works can be found here.
- An application form can be found here.
- Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) 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 (sic) Lands Empowering Act 1966. A Committee of two Commissioners and two appointed members of the community will make the decisions on applications.
- MELA Agendas
- MELA Minutes
- Mayoral Fund allows the Commissioners to use their discretion to make small financial grants to community projects outside 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.
For more information on grants please telephone Council on 0800 727 059 or email email@example.com