The Tasman District Council allocates funds towards the annual Community Grants.
Applications open on 1 May and close on 31 July each year. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
Please note each year, more funding requests are received than funds available and not all applications are successful. The Community Grants Subcommittee decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
To ensure grants fit with the purpose of Local Government, applications must:
The grants provide assistance to specific areas of the applying organisation’s operations – these are:
Initiatives that support job creation, employment opportunities, volunteer recruiting and the development of the governance structure of community organisations. Average allocations are less than $4,500
Initiatives that support the preservation, profile and awareness of the districts history, arts and cultures. Average allocations are less than $2,000.
Support for events that engage with the community and celebrate their unique culture. An emphasis will be on supporting new events to become established and self funding. Average allocations are less than $1,500
Support for community based programmes with a social, educational or sport and recreation focus. Average allocations are less than $1,000
Support for community based social services which aim to improve the self esteem, independence and skills of socially disadvantaged. Average allocations are less than $1,250.
Support for the administration and materials related to projects such as plantings, landscaping, beautification and weed control in public places. Average allocations are less than $1,500.
Support for community based organisations that offer first response emergency services. Average allocations are less than $1,000.
Support for club and/or group led sport and recreation facility development. An emphasis is on new capital projects or facility improvements. Grants are up to a maximum of $5,000.
Community Grants do not provide funding for:
Applications must be on the official application form and only one application per project will be accepted.
All grant applications become public knowledge via agendas and minutes.
Grants must only be used for the purpose applied for. If you’re anticipating generating surplus from the project please explain what these funds are being used for.
Successful applicants will be required to complete an accountability form to report on how the grant was spent and if the outcomes were achieved. Accountabilities must be received prior to applying for further funds.
Letters of notification will be sent by mid-September.
Applications are assessed by the Community Grants Subcommittee made up of a councillor from each ward.
Contact: Mike Tasman-Jones - Community Partnership Co-ordinator, Tasman District Council
The Tasman District Council allocates funds towards the annual Community Grants with the expectation of the following benefits:
Priority will be given to projects that: