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Council funding available for community organisations

Friday, March 23, 2018


Do you belong to community group or organisation making a difference in our community and need a helping hand?

Rotorua Lakes Council is encouraging not-for-profit community groups to apply for the next round of Community Grants and Partnership Agreements. These funds are available once every three years and provide recipients with guaranteed annual funding for three years.

The Community Grants are for small to medium sized organisations, which can apply for up to $5000 per year. Partnership Agreements are for larger funding amounts for bigger, more established organisations doing work that is aligned with Rotorua’s 2030 Vision and making a difference in the community by addressing inequities. Annual funding levels for partnership agreements will be decided by Council’s Strategy, Policy and Finance committee in July.

The aim of the Council funding is to create a strong social base, meet local needs and make a difference in the community.

A change in the structure of Council’s community funding was recommended by the Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee and approved by Council in February this year and saw the introduction of the Community Funding Investment Policy. This has replaced the Neighbourhood Matching Fund, Community Grants and Partnership Grants policies.

A series of hui (meetings) are being held to discuss the funding criteria and application process to assist potential applicants.


Hui Details:

March 27
5:30-6:30pm - New Applicants
Apumoana Marae, 27 Tarawera Rd, Lynmore

March 28
9:30-10:30am - Experienced applicants (previous recipients)

April 4
9:30-10:30am - New Applicants
Te Aka Mauri (Rotorua Library)Community Meeting Room, main floor

April 4
5:30-6:30pm - Experienced applicants (previous recipients)
Waikite Clubrooms, 15 Bellvue Rd, KoutuDining Hall


Partnership Agreements
Applications open: March 27
Applications close: May 31

Community Grants
Applications open: June 1
Applications close: July 16

If you want to attend please contact Anita Galland, email or phone (07) 348 4199 ext 8621 by Monday, March 26.

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