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Social Investment Funding Expression of Interest

Council’s new process for social investment is underway.

In 2016, Council confirmed that funds for social investment would be contestable, and at the end of 2017, Council decided three priorities for funding:

  • connected communities
  • safe communities, and
  • a capable sector.

Organisations that provide community and social services in Kāpiti are invited to submit their ideas for initiatives which contribute to these priorities in an expression of interest.

The expressions of interest will be shortlisted by an independent evaluation panel and recommendations made to Council in late March for decision on which organisations will be invited to develop their ideas into proposals.  Council staff will work with organisations on proposals and Council will make final decisions in June for new contracts to be in place from July.

Eligibility criteria

Criteria for eligibility, the scope of funding and evaluation process are set out below.

Supporting information

We have compiled some information and resources which may be useful for preparing your responses, particularly in relation to the guiding principles.  There is also data about the different communities within the district.

Submitting an expression of interest

The expression of interest is open from midday Monday 29 January to midday Wednesday 21 February.

To ensure the evaluation panel has sufficient information to consider organisations’ ideas, an expression of interest (EOI) form has been developed.  There are options for how you complete this:

-          go online http://consult.kapiticoast.govt.nz/portal

-          fill out a hard copy - download or request a hard copy to be sent to you, email socialinvestment@kapiticoast.govt.nz

-          give an oral presentation to Council staff which they would write up on the EOI form, to arrange, email socialinvestment@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Preparing to complete the expression of interest

We recommend you scan the hard copy of the EOI form to see what information is requested and review the eligibility criteria and supporting information on the Principles and supporting information on Kāpiti statistics before you begin completing it.

Options for completing the EOI online

If you want to be able to save your draft as you go and complete it over time or share it with others, you will need to register first.

Instructions for registering are including in the User Guide on the landing page of the EOI submission.

If you plan to complete your EOI in one go, you don't need to register.


If you have questions about any aspects please email socialinvestment@kapiticoast.govt.nz

We will also be holding drop-in clinics where you can ask questions or discuss your idea.  No appointments are required, you can just turn up.

-          Otaki Library: Wednesday 7 Feb and Tuesday 13 Feb, 11am – 1pm 

-          Waikanae Library: Monday 12 Feb, 11am – 1pm                

-          Paraparaumu Library: Thursday 8 Feb and Wednesday 14  Feb,  11am– 1pm