If you're responding to needs that have been impacted as a result of COVID-19, we encourage you to apply for funding.
About community funding
Our vision is for our city and all our people to thrive.
Community funding supports organisations and initiatives that enable and strengthen our communities and improve wellbeing - especially where it is needed most.
Wellbeing is when our people are able to lead fulfilling lives with purpose, balance, and meaning. This includes social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing.
To find out more about community funding, check out our funding resources.
Who are we looking to work with?
We're keen to work with organisations and initiatives who work closely with communities and harness volunteer power. This includes those who:
- enable people and communities, and
- have an equity focus - where it’s needed most.
We reviewed our funding strategy earlier this year with a focus on criteria and process. As a result, some of our funding for 2020-21 has changed.
Community Funding Strategy 2020-2021 (PDF 505.9 KB)
How has the fund structure changed?
- The Mauri Ora Fund is a new single year fund that combines the Mahia Atu Community and Mahia Atu Partnership funds.
- The Kakano (seed) fund is still the same. This covers single year funding for new ideas.
- Some of the fund amounts have changed because of COVID-19 and financial pressures Council is facing.
Community funds we offer