Our city relies heavily on a number of community organisations, many voluntary, that care for Napierites, especially our more vulnerable citizens. Each year we provide $114,000 in operational funding to these groups so they can continue their good work.
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 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
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:
Priority is given to organisations whose services are 100% targeted to Napier residents.
The following organisations received funding in the 2018 funding round.
|Napier Women's Refuge Inc.||$10,000|
|Napier Family Centre||$10,000|
|New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups Inc. (Napier Branch)||$4,000|
|Birthright Hawke's Bay Child and Family Trust||$2,000|
|Napier Community Foodbank Trust||$4,000|
|The Parenting Place - Attitude Youth Division||$1,500|
|Age Concern Napier||$3,200|
|Bellyful New Zealand||$1,000|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawke's Bay||$3,500|
|Asthma & Respiratory HB Services Trust (T/A Breathe HB)||$2,000|
|Napier Toy Library||$1,000|
|Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust||$2,000|
|Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind||$2,500|
|Literacy Aotearoa Hawke's Bay||$800|
|Amputee Society of Hawke's Bay/East Coast||$1,000|
|Christian Lovelink Napier/Hastings Inc.||$2,500|
|Citizens Advice Bureau||$4,100|
|Hawke's Bay Volunteer Coastguard Inc.||$3,000|
|People's Advocacy Society Inc.||$4,000|
|Prima Volta Charitable Trust||$1,000|
|Hawke's Bay Parents Centre Inc.||$1,500|
|Hearing Association - Napier Branch||$1,700|
|Napier Greendale Stroke Group (formerly Napier South Stroke Group)||$600|
|Napier Group Riding for the Disabled||$1,500|
|National Heart Foundation of New Zealand||$1,000|
|Roopu a Iwi Trust||$1,000|
|The Air Training Corps Association of NZ (CNO 13 Squadron)||$1,000|
|Volunteering Hawke's Bay||$500|
|Kidz Need Dadz||$400|
|Brain Injury Association HB Inc.||$400|
|St Augustine's Scout Group||$400|
|Zeal Education Trust||$1,200|
|Total funds distributed||$97,200|
You'll need to print off the CSG Application Form 2019-20 and fill it out. It's worth reading the CSG Guidelines (70MB) - 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.
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