Reserve Contributions Fund

Applications for this fund are open from 01 June 2022 until 18 July 2022. 

A change to the Reserve Contributions (Use of) Policy (as part of the Long Term Plan 2018/2028) has resulted in a contestable fund for public application. The fund is collected from Reserve Contributions.

The contestable fund is available for application from across Kaipara District, with a current pool of $250,000 to be awarded.

The objective of the policy is to help groups create, improve and reprioritise how open spaces and reserves are used in their communities. Projects could include adding capacity or enhancing existing open spaces through landscaping, equipment provision or developing walking tracks.

All applicants must be a legal Not-for-Profit entity and have a volunteer component to the project.

Council have established a tiered process for applications. There is:

All applications will be presented to a committee of Council for approval.

All queries may be directed to the Community and Engagement Advisor (Funding), Jenny Rooney

The following applicants were awarded funding in 2021:

Applicant Purpose Amount approved
Mangawhai Activity Zone
To build a 3x3 outdoor basketball court
Mangawhai Historical Zone
To pave the entrance to the new public toilets and also the
entrance up to Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai Riparian Planting Group  
Riparian planting alongside Tara Road stream adjacent to community gardens
Ruawai Promotion and Development Group  
Beautification of the Ruawai intersection
Total amount available for allocation in this round was $136,249.28