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Grants Allocation Committee

Meetings are held in Council Chambers, Ground Floor, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu.

The Committee meets in accordance with the meeting cycles associated with each of the granting programmes.

  • Community Grants
  • Creative Communities New Zealand
  • Districtwide Facility Hire Remission
  • Heritage Fund
  • Waste Levy Fund 

Membership 2016-2019

Chair: Cr Mark Benton

Deputy Chair: Cr John Howson

Members: Mayor K Gurunathan, Cr Janet Holborow, Cr Angela Buswell, Cr Jackie Elliott - along with community membership for each granting programme.

Representatives - Creative Communities New Zealand:  Aden O'Connor (Youth Council), Vacant (Iwi), Paula Archibald (Community), Mary-Jane Duffy (Community), Jill Stansfield (Community)

Representatives - Community Grants:  Janet Murray (Community), John Hayes (Community), Carol Reihana (Iwi)


This Committee will consider, and allocate grant moneys in accordance with the meeting cycles and criteria of five granting programmes. Key responsibilities will include assessing applications and allocating funds in accordance with each programme’s criteria, considering factors such as (but not limited to): 

  • the clear aims and objectives of the applicant;
  • the project or event for which the grant is requested;
  • where appropriate, evidence of a sound management structure, and good financial management;
  • how closely the application fits with the scheme criteria;
  • the identification and evaluation of local needs;
  • the use of any previous money granted by Council or Creative New Zealand;
  • the level of community involvement in the project;
  • the expected outcomes and benefits of the service/project for the Kāpiti Coast District.

Agendas and meeting minutes

Meeting agendas, which include officer reports, and the minutes for each meeting are in PDF format and available for download or print from the links below.

2019 Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Supporting PDFs
7 February - Heritage Fund View View View
21 March - Waste Levy View View View
28 March - Creative Communities NZ View View View
4 July - Districtwide Hall Hire Remissions View View View
22 August - Community Grants View View View
29 August - Creative Communities NZ View View View

Supporting PDFs - 7 February 2019 - Heritage Fund

Draft GAC Waste Levy Minutes 15 November 2018.pdf

CS-19-701-Heritage Fund Grant Allocations 2018-19 .pdf

Supporting PDF's - 21 March 2019 - Waste Levy

GAC Heritage Fund minutes 7 February 2019.pdf