Find out about our funding rules, how to apply, and what happens next.
About our funding
Most grants are funded by rates, and go towards community projects.
Successful applicants must:
- use funds only for the approved purpose and in line with any terms and conditions we've set
- use funds by June 30 of the following year
- let Council’s funding officer know immediately if any difficulty or potential difficulty arises that may compromise the service or project
- allow us to audit the use of the funds if we decide to
- recognise our support in all publicity material, annual reports and similar publications
- complete an Accountability Report no later than six weeks after completing the project. This should outline how the funds were used and how the community benefited
- lay a complaint with Police if any funds are stolen or misappropriated, and then notify us
- present back to the Community Board/Funding Panel to show how the project/event met its objectives.
Find out what types of funding you might qualify for in our Community Funding at a Glance information.
- The Funding Advisor will let you know we've received your application.
- They may contact you for additional information or clarification.
- We'll let applicants know after the decision date whether or not they've been successful.
- Each community board or funding panel decides who will get funding in its area.
- This is based on how well the project/event meets the fund's purpose.
- the funding panel decides to distribute funding in a single large allocation or spread it over a number of smaller ones.
- As soon as a decision has been made, we'll let you know in writing.
- You'll need to send us an invoice for the approved amount in order to receive funding.
- You must complete a funding accountability report to detail how your organisation and community benefited from the funding.
- We'll ask you to present back to the funding group about how the project/event benefited your organisation and community.
- Read the list of other organisations that offer funding in Lower Hutt including information and tips on applying.
- Explore funding and scholarship options via givUS and givME (available via Hutt City Libraries)