The Ōtorohanga District Community Grants Fund (the Fund) is a contestable fund for community groups and organisations with a maximum grant of $5000 per application, and a total annual budget of $100,000.
Round One saw a total of $54,654 awarded, leaving a remaining $45,346 for Round Two.
The Fund provides community assistance for the ‘not for profit’ sector, in order to create a strong social, environmental, economic and cultural base for our District and to meet local needs, while contributing to the achievement of Council’s Community Outcomes [PDF 56 KB] and supporting Council’s priorities.
The Fund Guidelines [PDF 490 KB] were adopted by Council on 17 August 2021 and set out the funding criteria and allocation process for the Fund and help ensure the distribution of funding;
The Fund replaces previous funds such as Sundry Grants, Sport Support and other funds that have been given out on a case by case basis by Council in the past.
The first round of the 2021/22 Community Grants Fund was held in 2021. A second round for Community Grants Fund applications will open 7 March 2022 and will close at 3pm 18 April 2022.
Applications will be considered by Council’s Grants and Awards Committee, with confirmed meeting dates being advertised publicly. We anticipate decisions on applications will be communicated to applicants within six (6) weeks of the application closing date.
Groups eligible to apply and the criteria for funding can be found in the Ōtorohanga District Community Grants Fund Guidelines [PDF 490 KB] [PDF, 490 KB].
All applications must be;
Please note: incomplete or late applications may be deemed ineligible and therefore may not be considered for funding.
All applications must include the following:
Click here for the online application. If you need help completing the online form or uploading the supporting information and documentation head to Ōtorohanga Library where the friendly staff can help you get it all done!
If you have been a previous successful applicant and you’ve finished your project or activity it’s now time to get your accountability form competed. Click here to access the form and again if you need help completing the online form or uploading the supporting information and documentation head to Ōtorohanga Library where the awesome team can help you.
If you have any further questions please email Nardia Gower.
Round One 2021-2022
Click here for the Grants and Funding Committee meeting agendas with application details