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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 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 online or download a our printable form.

Apply online  Download - Community Services Grant Application Download - Rates Rebate Application 

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, 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

Opens Tuesday, 27 April 2021 and closes 5pm, Friday 14 May 2021. 
If you are looking to apply, but require a little help with your application, a workshop will be held at the Napier War Memorial Centre on Wednesday, 21 April 2021-2022.

What we look for

Have a look at the organisations that successfully got funding in 2020-21 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 2020-21 Community Services Funding round
Organisation Name Approved Funding
Napier Family Centre $10,000.00
NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Napier $2,000.00
Birthright HB Child and Family Care Trust $10,000.00
Age Concern Napier $2,900.00
CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti HB $690.00
Enliven Disability Services -Mosaic (Presbyterian Support East Coast) $1,500.00
Napier Community Foodbank Trust $4,000.00
People's Advocacy Society $7,000.00
The Parkinson's  NZ Trust $2,800.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters $6,500.00
Dementia Hawke's Bay $3,500.00
Hearing Association Napier $3,500.00
Lifelink Samaritans Inc $3,000.00
Napier Group Riding for the Disabled Assn Inc $5,500.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association $4,500.00
Cancer Society of NZ HB Centre Inc $4,500.00
Epilepsy Association NZ $2,000.00
Life Education Trust HB $3,500.00
Menz Shed $2,000.00
Napier Toy Library $2,000.00
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust $3,000.00
Amputee Society $1,000.00
Brain Injury Association HB Inc $435.00
Christian Lovelink Napier Hastings Inc $2,800.00
Citizens Advice Bureau $1,700.00
Hawke's Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society $2,500.00
Heretaunga Women's Centre $250.00
Napier South Greendale Stroke Support Group $1,300.00
The Acorn Project HB $4,000.00
Foto Iwi Charitable Trust $900.00
Total Funding Distrbuted $99,275.00
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