The Community Services Grants are available to voluntary and community based organisations to support essential administration services and projects, which in turn enables them to enhance their community services to benefit social well being in Napier.
The Napier City Council has committed $74,400 (GST excl) for the Community Services Grants 2013. This was set at $1.30 per head of the Napier population.
The Community Services Grant is a discretionary grant giving financial assistance to community service groups that are providing services or activities benefiting the community of Napier.
The definition of Community Service groups for the purpose of these grants is:
whose primary purposes are:
While it is accepted that groups pass some of their costs on to people who use their services, it is a key principle of this grant that services must be available to all persons regardless of their ability to pay. Evidence must be given of policies and practices that ensure that this does occur.
Any Community Services group applying for funding should be an Incorporated Society or a Charitable Trust and be registered with the Charities Commission. If your organisation does not fit into this category please indicate which organisation is willing to administer these funds on your behalf. The organisation concerned must provide a covering letter agreeing to this arrangement.
The following list will have a maximum limit of $500:
Please note; Grants will not be made for preschool and child education, or to those groups whose aims are primarily social, sport and recreational, environmental or for art and cultural activities or for the direct delivery of health services.
In accordance with the approved criteria, the Community Services Grant Allocation Committee is responsible for assessing and deciding the allocation of funds to community, voluntary and social service groups in Napier.
The Community Services Grant Allocation Committee was established in 2002 and is made up of people from the community sector. As active representatives in the community, they are more informed of the community and are included in the process for the distribution of Community Services Grants. The membership of this Committee consists of two Councillor's and four selected from community groups in Napier.
The decisions of the Community Services Grants Allocation Committee are subject to the approval of the Napier City Council.
Application forms are available during May each year from the Community Development Department or downloaded from this website.
You will need to provide the following details with your completed application:
Late applications or those without the above completed information or relevant attachments will not be considered and will be returned unprocessed.
Please forward the application with supporting documents to:
|Opening date for applications||1 May 2013|
|Closing date for applications||31 May 2013|
|Community Services Grants Committee approval meeting||9 July 2013|
|Napier City Council meeting||7 August 2013|
|Payment to successful applicants||As soon as practicable once approved at the Council meeting|