Grants and Funding
Community Matching Fund (CMF)
About the grant
The Community Matching Fund is available to Western Bay Community Groups.
Council makes up to $140,000 ($100,000 general fund and $40,000 environmental fund) available for community and environmental projects that make a positive difference in the District.
The matching fund initiative was established to support projects led by not-for-profit community groups working for the benefit of their communities. Council recognises that these groups contribute numerous resources to projects and seeks to "match" the dollar value of this community effort with a grant.
Funding is made of two components - a General fund for social, recreational and cultural initiatives and an Environmental fund for projects associated with the natural environment.
Applications may have components that could be allocated to both funds. There is no need to specify which fund you are applying to.
Grants will be "matched" on a 50/50 basis. Council's half is a cash grant with grants between $1,000 to $10,000 being the most common. The community group contribution can be made up of any combination of volunteer labour, donated professional services, funds raised through other means and/or donations of materials.
How to apply
Before you apply, we recommend that you have the following supporting documentation available to upload as attachments:
- quotes for any materials (no older than six months)
- a copy of your organisation's latest audited accounts
- one letter of support for the activity / project that the grant is requested for
- a pre-printed deposit slip
For detailed step-by-step instruction on how to create your account, save your application and retrieve your application select here.
Select here to begin your online application. You are able to save and resume your application at any point.
Be sure to fully complete and submit your application form before 5pm Friday 28 May 2021. Our decisions will be made in August, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email by Thursday 26 August 2021.
Please note that we only accept online applications. Hard copies will not be accepted.
If you require any assistance with your application, you are welcome to attend any of the following four workshops around the District. Our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have and guide you on the application process.
|Tuesday 4 May from 11.30am - 3.30pm||Katikati Library and Service Centre|
|Wednesday 5 May from 10am-2pm||Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre|
|Monday 10 May 11am-3pm||Te Puke Library and Service Centre|
|Tuesday 11 May from 11am-3pm||Omokoroa Library and Service Centre|
Previous successful CMF recipients
Facilities in the Community Fund
About the grant
More than $100,000 is available every two years for the capital development of recreational facilities in the District.
If your organisation is planning to undertake recreational facility development, you may be eligible for funding if the project:
• is a result of significant growth in your area
• is not on a Council Reserve
• is available for public use
• does not replace or duplicate an existing recreational facility in your community
• has a minimum total value of $10,000.
Next funding round: 2022
Community Board Grants
Community Boards consider applications for grants on an ad hoc basis throughout the year.
You can access the relevant application form by clicking on the relevant Community Board below.
The criteria for the grant is included, please read this first before completing the application.
- Katikati Community Board (PDF, 301KB)
- Maketu Community Board (PDF, 301KB)
- Omokoroa Community Board (PDF, 301KB)
- Te Puke Community Board (PDF, 301KB)
- Waihi Beach Community Board (PDF, 301KB)
For more information, please email Customer Services Team or phone 07 571 8008.