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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, innovate and/or continue to provide social services that benefit the Napier community. Grants typically range from $500-$2000. Please see the guidelines (under Related Documents) for more information.

 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.

Next Funding Round

The 2021-22 funding round is now closed
The 2022-23 workshop and funding information will be update early 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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