Ōtorohanga District Community Grants Fund

WE ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ŌTOROHANGA DISTRICT COMMUNITY GRANTS FUND - OPEN FROM 8 OCTOBER T0 3PM 8 NOVEMEBER 2021

The Ōtorohanga District Community Grants Fund (the Fund) is a contestable fund for community groups and organisations.

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 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;

  • Is appropriately targeted;
  • Delivers the best value for our communities;
  • Occurs in a consistent, efficient and effective manner;
  • Is fair and transparent; and,
  • Promotes accountability.

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The 2021/22 Community Grants Fund applications open 8 October 2021 and will close at 3pm on 8 November 2021.  A second round for Community Grants Fund applications will open 18 February 2022 and will close at 3pm 21 March 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.

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

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].

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM

All applications must be;

  • Made via this Community Grants Application Form (link below).
  • Complete with all necessary information attached.
  • Submitted before the advertised closing date/time.  

Please note: incomplete or late applications may be deemed ineligible and therefore may not be considered for funding.

All applications must include the following:

  • Proof of legal entity, governance structure and charter/constitution.
  • The organisation’s latest confirmed annual financial accounts.
  • Verified bank account details for the applicant organisation.
  • Information about other support (funding, in-kind, etc) the group has received from other sources generally and other support sought in relation to the application.
  • Disclosure of any other monies, grants, benefits or assistance the group receives from Council, including but not limited to; rates remission, water charge reductions, insurances, reduced rental, etc.

APPLICATION FORM

Ōtorohanga District Community Grants Fund Application Form EDITABLE [DOCX 87 KB] [DOCX, 87 KB] (electronically edit and email) 

Ōtorohanga District Community Grants Fund Application Form PDF [PDF 786 KB] [PDF, 786 KB] (print and post, or drop off to our office)

Please return your completed form using one of the following:

By email - [email protected]

By post or delivery to - 

Ōtorohanga District Council

17 Maniapoto Street

Ōtorohanga 3900

Attention: Trish Ambury