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;
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 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;
Please note: incomplete or late applications may be deemed ineligible and therefore may not be considered for funding.
All applications must include the following:
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
Attention: Trish Ambury