Community Matching Fund 2019
About the grant
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 $140,000, although the full amount has never been granted. Grants 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 email@example.com or phone 07 571 8008.
Facilities in the Community 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.