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Social Investment Funding Expression of Interest

Council’s new process for social investment is underway with organisations shortlisted through an expression of interest now developing proposals.

Council will consider these proposals in June and make decisions with new contracts in place from 1 July.


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.

Council also adopted six guiding principles:

  • sustainability
  • equity
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • iwi prosperity
  • valuing community and volunteer contributions
  • partnership and collaboration.

See detailed definitions of the priorities and principles. 

Early in 2018, organisations that provide community and social services in Kāpiti were invited to submit expressions of interest.

The expressions of interest were assessed by an independent evaluation panel and 11 organisations have been invited by Council to progress through to the second stage of the contestable process.

Organisations shortlisted to develop proposals

The following organisations have been invited to provide detailed proposals for the Council to review and consider before making final decisions on funding in late June.

  • Energise Ōtaki
  • Māoriland Trust
  • Kāpiti Youth Support
  • Age Concern
  • Cobwebs Community Trust
  • Ngā Hapu o Ōtaki
  • Challenge for Change
  • Volunteer Kāpiti
  • Kāpiti Impact Trust
  • Kāpiti Living Without Violence
  • Kāpiti Women’s Centre

Support for wider sector

Capacity-building support for the whole sector will run in parallel to the funding process.  Intensive support is being offered to organisations who have received funding in the past but were not shortlisted to develop proposals.

Questions and further information

If you have questions about any aspects, please email socialinvestment@kapiticoast.govt.nz or see our FAQs.