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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 $114,000 in operational funding to these groups so they can continue their good work.
PLEASE NOTE: 2020-2021 Funding round has now closed.

Napier City Council provides $114,000 a year to the community and voluntary organisations that look after Napier residents, often in times of great need. If you want to apply for this funding, complete your application form online. 

Community Services Grant

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 $114,000 this year, 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.

Next Funding Round

The 2021-2022 funding dates will be available after February 2021, or you can contact - Belinda


What we look for

Have a look at the organisations that successfully got funding in 2019 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

The following organisations received funding in the 2019-20 funding round.

Successful Applications Community Services Grants 2019 - 2020

Organisation Name

Funding Approved

Napier Womens Refuge


Napier Family Centre


New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups Inc


Napier Community Foodbank


Birthright HB


Dementia Hawke's Bay


Amputee Society of Hawke's Bay


CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti HB


Citizens Advice Bureau


English Language Partners HB


Hawke's Bay Volunteer Coastguard


Mosaic (Presbyterian Support East Coast)


Napier Riding for Disabled Association


Parenting Place


Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust


Big Brothers Big Sisters


Curtain Bank HB


Hawke's Bay Justice of the Peace Association


Age Concern Napier


Hearing Association - Napier Branch


Napier Toy Library


Peoples Advocacy Society


The Parkinson's New Zealand Charitable Trust


Brian Injury Association Hawke's Bay


Christian Love Link


Prima Volta


Special Needs Taekwon-Do


The Air Training Corps No 13 (City of Napier) Sqn


Heartkids Hawke's Bay


Napier Sea Cadets


Volunteering Hawke's Bay


Kidz Need Dadz


Lifelink Samaritans Inc


Arthritis NZ





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