Grants

Council Community and Youth Grants

Grants are awarded to community organisations which contribute to community wellbeing.  This year there is $170,000 available for distribution for community grants and $75,000 available for distribution for youth grants.  Council have a new Grants Policy and the criteria has changed.  We now have two categories of application as follows:

Community and Youth Grant Project Applications
You will apply using the Project Application Form [MS Word] if you want to run an event or have a project that you want to complete that will benefit the wider community.

Partnership Funding Request Applications
Funding of ongoing operational expenses is now excluded from the Grants Policy criteria except for those organisations that Council want to have a strategic ongoing relationship with.  These organisations are likely to score highly in contributing to South Wairarapa community wellbeing.  You will use the Partnership Funding Request Application Form [MS Word]  if you want Council to consider entering into a Partnership funding arrangement with your organisation.

The funding round is open from 14 July 2021 – 16 August 2021.

To be eligible for a grant, your organisation must have accounted for all community grants previously received from Council on the Accountability Form [MS Word].

Printable forms:

Last years Community and Youth Grant Recipients:

Contact Katrina Neems (katrina.neems@swdc.govt.nz or 06 306 9611 xtn. 851) if you have any queries.


Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities Logo

The Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within the South Wairarapa. The scheme is a partnership between Creative NZ and the Council who administer the scheme. To be successful applications must show that the proposed project meets one or more of the funding criteria: Access and participation, diversity and/or young people. Applicants should carefully read the criteria as set out in the Creative Communities Scheme brochure. This brochure tells you if your project is able to be funded through the CCS and how to make an application. The application guide shows you how to submit a great application for your project.

2021/22 Funding Rounds

The Assessment Group must hold 2-4 funding rounds per year.

Funding rounds for 2021/22 will be held in August 2021 and February 2022. A third round may be held in May 2022 should there be any remaining funds.

Applications for the August 2021 round will open on 1 August and close Friday 27 August 2021.

Payment of Grant

Applicants who are not GST registered and have supplied their bank account details with their application can expect to have the grant amount direct credited to your bank account on the next payable accounts run. If you are GST registered we can not pay your grant until we have received an invoice from you. Council accounts payable policy is for accounts to be paid on the 20th of the month following.

Assessors

We’re looking for people to join the Assessment Group. Assessors help assess applications and attend assessment meetings 2 – 4 times a year.

Assessor Poster
Nomination Form [PDF, MS Word]
Current CCS membership

Prior Funding Allocation

Three funding rounds were held in 2020/21 in August 2020, February 2021 and May 2021. A list of grants allocated in these rounds is available here. No applications were received in the May 2021 funding round.

A list of the grants allocated in 2019/20 is available here.

Contact Steph Frischknecht (steph.frischknecht@swdc.govt.nz or 06 306 9611 xtn. 885) if you have any queries.


Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

Sport NZ logo

The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is open to South Wairarapa sports clubs and school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions. The scheme is a partnership between Council and Sport NZ and was developed in response to concerns about the lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities.

Grant applications for the 2021/2022 year are being accepted until the 13 August 2021. There will only be one funding round allocation for the 2021/2022 year.

Contact Suzanne Clark (suzanne.clark@swdc.govt.nz or 06 306 9611 xtn. 826) if you have any queries.


Community Board Grants

Community Boards and the Māori Standing Committee consider grant applications at their regular meetings. Applications are due not less than 10 working days before the Board/Committee is due to meet.

Martinborough Community Board

The Martinborough Community Board considers grant applications twice a year in August and February.  The maximum grant that can be applied for in each round is equal to half the available grant pool. Any remaining grant funds following the August round will be rolled over to the February round. The criteria are outlined in the application form [PDF] [MS Word].

An accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] must be completed within 3 months of project completion.

Next date grants will be considered: 16 August 2021
Applications due: 2 August 2021

Featherston Community Board

Featherston Community Board considers grant applications at their 8-weekly meetings. The maximum grant that can be applied for is $500 per application. The criteria are outlined on the application form [PDF] [MS Word]. An accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] must be completed within 3 months of project completion.

Next date grants will be considered: 10 August 2021
Application due: 27 July 2021

Greytown Community Board

Greytown Community Board has recently revised their critiera and will consider grant applications on the 7 April 2021, 4 August 2021, and the 24 November 2021. The maximum grant that can be applied for is $1,000 per application. The criteria are outlined on the application form [PDF] [MS Word]. The Greytown Community Board require a project accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] to be completed within 3 months of grant expenditure.

Next date grants will be considered: 4 August 2021
Application due: 21 July 2021

Māori Standing Committee

The Māori Standing Committee considers grant applications at their 8-weekly meetings.

The Māori Standing Committee has separate application forms for individuals, non- profit organisations and marae. The maximum grant that can be applied is $500 for indiviudals and $1,000 for non-profit organisations.

The criteria are outlined on the application forms:
Indiviudals [PDF] [MS Word];
Non-profit Organisations [PDF] [MS Word];
Marae [PDF] [MS Word].

The Committee require a project accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] to be completed within 3 months of grant expenditure.

Next date grants will be considered: 3 August 2021
Application due: 20 July 2021

Contact Steph Frischknecht (steph.frischknecht@swdc.govt.nz or 06 306 9611 xtn. 885) if you have any queries.


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