Waikanae Community Board Grants
Community Board Grants are available to assist groups or individuals from the Waikanae Ward.
There are three grants administered by the Waikanae Community Board. They are:
- Waikanae Capital Improvement Grant
- Waikanae Promotion Fund
- Discretionary Grants Fund
Waikanae Capital Improvement Grant
Interest received on the Waikanae Capital Improvement Fund provides money for the Waikanae Capital Improvement Grant, which is made available once a year. Its purpose is to assist Waikanae organisations with capital projects, which must be of benefit to a significant portion of the Waikanae community.
For the purpose of this Grant, capital expenditure is considered to be money spent by an organisation to acquire equipment or to upgrade and improve assets, which may include items such as property or buildings.
Waikanae Promotion Fund
The purpose of the Waikanae Promotion Fund is to support groups or individuals who, through their activities, are promoting the Waikanae Ward. This would include events or activities that contribute to making Waikanae a good place to live, attracting visitors to the area, or promoting Waikanae as a visitor destination.
- Promotion Fund Criteria and Application form (PDF)
- Promotion Fund Criteria and Application form (word)
Discretionary Grants Fund
The Discretionary Grants Fund is to assist groups or individuals who promise a future input into the development of community, cultural or sports activities within the Ward.
Applications to the Discretionary Grants Fund are considered quarterly, and at each meeting the Board will allocate 25% of the annual budget - with the exception of the last meeting of the financial year, which may allocate all funds available. Applications will not be considered retrospectively, so must be submitted well in advance.
In order to ensure that funds are managed carefully throughout the entire financial year, in November 2012 the Board introduced a set of grant allocation guidelines. This means that although up to $500 is payable per grant, applicants should not necessarily expect to receive that amount in full.
Applicants should view and familiarise themselves with the criteria and full information about the Discretionary Grants Fund.
- Discretionary Grants Fund Criteria and Application form (PDF)
- Discretionary Grants Fund Criteria and Application form (word)
All grant recipients are required to provide a short, simple report back on use of the funds, by completing an Accountability Report Back form outlining the benefits gained.
Any money NOT used for the purpose applied for is required to be immediately repaid to the Waikanae Community Board, Community Grants Fund.