Community Services Grant
Our city relies heavily on a number of community organisations, many voluntary, that care for Napierites, especially our more vulnerable citizens. Each year, NCC provides almost $100,000 in operational funding to these organisations so they can continue their good work.
What we fund
The Community Services Grant is a contribution from Napier City Council to the community not-for-profit sector that helps look after our residents. This fund, worth $97,200 in 2018, helps these community organisations to provide services which benefit the wider Napier community. Grants typically range from $500 to $2000.
We also offer rates subsidies to groups who own a property that is used to provide community services in Napier. Once again, this grant is only available to not-for-profit groups with legal entity status within Napier City. Family trusts, social clubs and chartered clubs are ineligible.
What we look for
Have a look at the organisations that successfully got funding in 2017 in the 'Latest recipients' table below. You'll notice a couple of things at once. First, many of them have a precise focus, providing the expert services to the community that specialists do best. Secondly, you'll see all of them address pressing community needs - they're an integral part of the framework (along with government and local government agencies) that looks after us all. Specifically, we fund groups and organisations that:
- contribute to achieving community interest
- alleviate disadvantage and/or,
- provide a specific community service (including social services).
Priority is given to organisations whose services are 100% targeted to Napier residents.
The following organisations received funding in the 2017 funding round.
|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|
|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|
How to apply
You'll need to print off the CSG Application Form 2018-19 and fill it out. It's worth reading the CSG Guidelines - and then reading them again - as they'll help you make an application that shines.
Once applications close, they will be assessed by Community Funding Advisor and presented to the Grants Allocation Sub-Committee for consideration. They'll then be ratified by NCC councillors at an NCC meeting. All decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Note: If you receive a grant, other than a rates subsidy grant, we'll want to hear how your project or service went. We'll ask you to fill in a 'Report Back' form.
Napier City Council
c/- Community Strategies Team
Private Bag 6010
Napier City Council
215 Hastings Street