Grants and funding


​​​​​​​​​​​​Community Matching Fund 2019

About the grant

The Community Matching Fund is available to Western Bay Community Groups. The 2019 Community Matching Fund applications open 29 April and close 29 May 2019.​

Council makes up to $140,000 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.

The General fund has a pool of $100,000.

The Environmental fund has a pool of $40,000. Applications may have components that could be allocated to both funds.

The maximum amount that can be applied for is the full $14​​0,000, although the full amount has never been granted. G​rants between $2000 to $10,000 are more common. 

Grants will be "matched" on a 50/50 basis. Council's half is a cash grant. 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.

Apply for the Community Matching Fund

​​​Community Matching Fund Posters

Council invites Western Bay community groups to apply for funding. Please feel free to download and use any of these posters, which has been translated into Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Samoan and Tongan.

Community Board Grants

The Te Puke and Maketu community boards allocate grants on an ad hoc basis throughout the year when applications are received.

The Waihi Beach, Omokoroa and Katikati community boards allocate grants annually in April/May.

You can access the relevant application form by clicking on the relevant Community Board below.

You'll need to look at this Community Board Grants Criteria to see if you're request is suitable. (PDF, 181KB)

For more information, please email or phone 07 571 8008.

Facilities in the Community Grant

The Facilities in the Community Grant closed on Friday, 1 September 2017.

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.​

Page reviewed: 26 Apr 2019 12:48pm