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Community Services Grant

Funding Rounds

  • The 2018 funding round opens on Wednesday 4 April and closes Friday 27 April at 5.00pm.

July 2017 recipients

We're pleased to announce the following organisations received funding in the 2017-18 funding round.

Organisation Funding Approved
Age Concern Napier Inc. $2,500
Amputee Society of Hawke's Bay/East Coast $1,000
Asthma and Respiratory HB Services Trust (Breathe Hawke's Bay) $1,900
Birthright Hawke's Bay Child and Family Trust $2,000
Brain Injury Association HB Inc. $400
Christian Lovelink Napier/Hastings Inc. $1,750
Citizens Advice Bureau $3,500
Dementia Hawke's Bay $5,000
Diabetes Hawke's Bay Inc. $1,000
Disability Training Services (DTS Epic Pathways) $1,500
Epilepsy Association of NZ Inc. - Hawke's Bay, East Coast Branch $500
Hawke's Bay Families of Deaf Children Inc. $500
Hawke's Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc. $1,500
Hawke's Bay Parents Centre Inc. $1,500
Hawke's Bay Volunteer Coastguard Inc. $3,360
KIDZ Need DADZ Charitable Trust HB Inc. $1,000
Life Education Trust Hawke's Bay $5,000
Maraenui Donations Inc. $1,500
Menz Shed $1,500
Napier Community Foodbank Trust $3,200
Napier Community Patrol Inc. $1,000
Napier Family Centre Inc. $10,000
Napier Group Riding for the Disabled Association Inc. $3,000
Napier South Stroke Group $800
Napier Toy Library $1,200
NZ Council of Victim Support $4,000
People's Advocacy Society Inc. $4,000
Pukemokimoki Marae Trust $1,500
Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind $5,000
Royal NZ Plunket Society HB $2,000
The Air Training Corps Association of NZ (No. 13 Squadron) $1,500
The Parenting Place $1,500
Volunteering Hawke's Bay $1,000
YMCA Hawke's Bay $2,000
Zeal Education Trust $2,000
Total funds distributed $80,610


Community and voluntary organisations support and enhance the community through the services they provide Napier residents, often in their time of need. This fund supports those organisations so they can meet current and future community needs, and innovate or continue to provide services that benefit the Napier community.

Rates subsidies are also available to groups who own a property in Napier that is used to provide community services in Napier.

Funding Priorities

Priority is given to groups whose primary purpose:

  • Contributes to achieving community interest
  • Alleviates disadvantage, and/or
  • Provides a specific community service (including social services).

Priority is given to organisations whose services are 100% targeted to Napier residents.

Funding available

Over $95,000 is available for distribution through one contestable funding round per annum. Grants typically range from $500 to $2000.

Who can apply?

Not for profit groups or organisations with legal entity status (excluding family trusts, social clubs and chartered clubs), within Napier City are eligible to receive funding.

What can be funded:

  • Operating costs:
    • Rent
    • Rates subsidies (if the applicant is the ratepayer and the property is used to provide a community service to a client group or the public)
    • Power and telephone rental
    • Office expenses
    • Audit fees
    • Public liability insurance
    • Volunteer expenses
  • Project costs:
    • Salaries or wages (additional to normal operations)
    • Venue hire
    • Promotional material
    • Stationery
    • Volunteer expenses
    • Project materials
    • Equipment hire

What will not be funded:

  • Applications from individuals or businesses
  • Capital items
  • Building maintenance
  • Deposit, loan or debt repayments
  • Expenditure already incurred
  • Social events
  • Fundraising
  • Bank or lawyers fees


Decisions are made by the Grants Allocation Sub-Committee and are ratified by the full Napier City Council. Membership of the committee is drawn from the community along with Councillor representation.

All decisions are final and are not subject to review. Grants will be paid following the August Council Meeting.


If you receive a grant, other than a rates subsidy grant, you will need to tell us how your project or service went. You will receive a report back form with your grant letter.

How to apply

Napier City Council
c/- Community Strategies Team
Private Bag 6010
Napier 4142

Napier City Council
Dunvegan House
215 Hastings Street
Napier 4110



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