The round two deliberation meeting to assess and allocate funding is being held in the Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, on 18 May 2023. All applicants will be informed of the out come in the following week.
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. There is $41,600.00 available 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 Fund does not replace the Sport NZ Travel Fund or the Creative NZ Fund as the criteria and funding of these are provided by their respective agencies.
Round two of Community Grants Fund applications will open 1 March 2022 and will close at 3pm on 7 April.
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;
A maximum of one application per annum, an organisation cannot apply for two consecutive rounds.
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 [email protected]
Round One 2021-2022
Click here for the Grants and Funding Committee meeting agendas with application details