Community Climate Action Fund

About the Community Climate Action Fund

This is a new fund which is comprised of the combined budgets of the previous Local Projects Fund and the Community Enagement Fund for the a contestable fund in the 2022/2025 triennium


The fund aims to contribute to the cities carbon reduction goals by funding:

  • Community led carbon reduction initaitves as identified in the Lower Hutt Climate Roadmap
  • Community engagement initatives that result in waste minimisation

Eligibility criteria

You must:

  • Community service groups must be from or have a base in Lower Hutt from which they provide regular BAU services.
  • Applicants cannot apply to multiple council funds for the same kaupapa/project/event.
  • All applications made must go towards meeting the objectives of the Lower Hutt Climate Roadmap
  • Groups applying for funds over 10K must be a registered charity or legal entity.
  • Groups applying for up to 10K of funds do not have to be a registered charity but are required to show good finance records and a verification of bank account with more than one signatory.
  • Applicants must try and utilise local Lower Hutt businesses and services where can be, for resources, materials, and support they require.

Available funding

Hutt City Council made budgetary provisions in 2022/2025 triennium through the Community Boards/Wards as follows:

 Community Engagement Fund Local Projects FundCombined Community Climate Action Fund
Eastbourne Community Board $7,302 ($2,434pa) $7,302
Petone Community Board $26,568 ($6,431pa) $19,311
Wainuiomata Community Board $19,311 ($8,865pa) $26,568
Eastern Ward$26,118 ($8706pa)$60,300$86,418
Northen Ward$23,595 ($7865pa)$60,300$83,895
Western Ward$19,140 ($6380pa)$60,300$79,440
Central Ward$28,770 ($9590pa)$60,300$89,070

Within the combined Community Action Fund there are two funding streams:

  • Engagement Events
  • New projects

Funding Rounds

  • Wards will have two funding rounds over the triennum  (mid 2024 and 2025)
  • Community board will continue to have two funding rounds per annum inline with the Community Board Meetings
  • See our funding calendar for more information

  • improving access to secure bike parking and charging;
  • supporting tamariki to walk or scoot safely to school;
  • community initiatives to tackle food and green waste ;
  • community-led nature-based solutions to tackle the impact of climate change (eg: riparian planting or planting trees)
  • initiatives that help  organizations move away from the use of fossil fuels (such as natural gas for heating and cooking)
  • We don't fund activities that:

    • Assets on Council land which require ongoing operational funding
    • Projects-assets which require significant support from Council teams to implement
    • Promotion of an organisation’s religious, ethical, commercial, or political views
    • Buying land or buildings or carrying out maintenance on buildings
    • Duplicate services that are already covered by Council or by government agencies e.g. health or education providers
    • Kaupapa that has already begun or finished
    • Redistribution of funds to others at the applicant’s discretion
    • Fundraising or legal costs
    • Capital investments or trust funds
    • Prize money or prizes
    • Operational costs e.g. salaries, wages, rent, power.

    How to apply

    Past successful applicants

    Year/Funding RoundDetailsFile/Size
    2023-2024Community engagement successful applicants 2023-24PDF 153KB
    2019-2020Community engagement successful applicants 2019-20PDF 108KB
    2018-2019Community engagement successful applicants 2018-19PDF 115KB

    More information

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