Please refer to the Funding Calendar, that is included under Funding Resources, advising when the next round will be.
Examples include the running of sports tournaments, food and cultural festivals, heritage events, community Christmas celebrations, youth group events and projects run by the elderly or citizens associations.
Applications must support the Local Community Plan, if there is one, and also core council business as identified in the Long Term Plan.
What we fund
Each of the city’s seven wards receive funding according to the number of residents within its boundaries. For each resident there is an allocation of 40 cents.
The ward allocations for the 2012-2013 financial year are:
Each community board or community committee decides funding applications within its area. Boards and committees are free to distribute their funding in a single large allocation or spread it over a number of smaller ones.
Funding criteria and priorities – what we’re looking for and tips for applying
What we won't fund
- promote an organisation’s religious, ethical, commercial or political views
- involve buying land or buildings or carrying out maintenance on buildings
- provide services that are covered by Hutt City Council or by the government through such agencies as health or education providers
- have already begun or have already finished
- involve the redistribution of funds to others at the applicant’s discretion
- involve fundraising or legal costs
- involve capital investments or trust funds
- go towards prize money
- ongoing operational costs eg. salaries, wages, rent, power
Successful applicants must:
- use funds only for the approved purpose and in accordance with any terms and conditions imposed
- use funds by June 30 of the following year
- notify Council’s funding officer immediately if any difficulty or potential difficulty arises that may compromise the service or project
- lay a complaint with police if any funds are stolen or misappropriated, and then notify us
- allow an audit on the use of the funds if we decide to undertake one
- recognise our support in all publicity material, annual reports and similar publications
- complete an Accountability Report outlining how the funds were used and the benefit to the community no later than six weeks after receiving the funds
- Make a presentation to the community board or committee showing how the event met its objectives
Tips on making an application
We recommend applicants:
- Include quotes
- Show realistic costs
- Show the project or activity is necessary
- Show there has been careful planning
- Show you tried to find funding elsewhere
- Complete all questions asked in the online application form, and provide all the information and attachments requested in the form
- Are available to attend the community board or community committee meeting where your application can be discussed
Make an application online
You can apply for funding online.