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Community Services Grant

Our city relies heavily on a number of community organisations, many voluntary, that care for Napier community, especially our more vulnerable citizens. Each year we provide operational funding to these groups so they can continue their good work.

Napier City Council provides funding for not for profit community and voluntary organisation that provide a social service to Napier residents, often in their time of need. 

Community Services Grant

What we fund

The community services grant supports community and voluntary not-for-profit organisations, with legal status, so they can meet current and future community needs and innovate and/or continue to provide social services that benefit the Napier community. Grants typically range from $500-$2000.
For more information please see our community services grant guidelines here.

Rates subsidies are also available to not for profit organisations that provide a social service. The properties must be rated as commercial, owned by the organisation and used to provide community services. The organisation must be the official ratepayer as recognised by Napier City Council. Organisations that already receive a discount on their rates are not eligible for this rates subsidy. 

What we look for

Have a look at the organisations that successfully got funding in 2021-22 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. 

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)

Applicants will need provide evidence of additional costs, increased demand, and/or reduced funding.

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


Latest recipients

Napier City Council is pleased to announce that the following organisations received grants in the 2021-22 Community Services Funding round
Organisation Name Approved Funding
Age Concern Napier 5,000
Asthma & Respiratory HB 3,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters HB 6,000
Brain Injury Association HB Inc 450
Can Inspire 300
Christian Lovelink Napier Hastings Inc 3,000
Citizens Advice Bureau 2,350
DAD's HQ 500
English Language Partners HB 1,000
Family Violence Intervention & Prevention 10,000
Foto Iwi 500
Hawke's Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society 2,533
Hawke's Bay Parents Centre 2,000
Hawke's Bay Volunteer Coastguard 2,845
Life Education Trust HB 4,700
Lifelink Samaritans 1,000
Maraenui Donations 1,420
Mosaic (Presbyterian Support East Coast) 2,000
Napier Community Patrol 6,000
Napier Family Centre 10,000
Napier Group Riding for the Disabled Assn Inc 2,820
Napier Neighbourhood Support 8,975
Napier South Greendale Stroke Support Group 1,000
Napier Toy Library 2,000
NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Napier 2,000
People's Advocacy Society 1,000
Pregnancy Help 9,725
NZ Red Cross - Curtain Bank 500
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust 3,700
Send a Little Smile 500
The Parkinson's  NZ Trust 2,750
Total Funding Distributed $99,568

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