Auckland Council has launched Kaipatiki Community Grants that aims to provide contestable community grants to local communities.
The following Objectives apply to Transitional Rates Grants:
- to facilitate the ongoing provision of non-commercial (non-business) community services that meet the needs of residents in the Kaipatiki Local Board area.
- to facilitate the ongoing provision of non-commercial (non-business) recreational opportunities for residents in the Kaipatiki Local Board area.
- assist the organisation’s survival
- make membership of the organisation more accessible to the general public, particularly disadvantaged groups. These include children, youth, young families, aged people and economically disadvantaged people.
The Kaipatiki Local Board welcomes grant applications that align with the following local board plan priorities:
Note: these priorities relate to the local board objectives as outlined in the local board plan.
- their people are involved in the community, socially connected to one another, and supported to be active,creative, resilient, and healthy
- their natural environment is protected and restored for future generations to enjoy
- their built environment is high quality, vibrant, well-maintained, reflects the culture and heritage of Kaipatiki, and meets their people’s needs
- their people have many transport options and can easily and safely move around and find their way
- their people can buy local, live local and work local.
- Grant value- $1000+
Their grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the following outcomes, as outlined in their local board plan:
- Belonging and wellbeing
- Places and Spaces
- Transport and connections
- Opportunity and prosperity
Higher Priority for Eligibility:
A higher priority will be given to applications that:
- provide opportunities for all members of the Kaipatiki community to benefit from the proposed project or activity and where access is not restricted to members of the organisation making the application
- are from applicants based and operating within the Kaipatiki area providing and targeting services,
- benefits, and participation opportunities for Kaipatiki residents
- targets and supports local resident participation.
Lower Priority for Eligibility:
Some applications will automatically be given lower priority:
- applications for travel and accommodation outside Auckland (the board may make exceptions if there will be a tangible benefit for Auckland ratepayers)
- applications for retrospective costs (where the activity has already taken place), unless:
- this is necessary as a condition of the grant
- they are satisfied there are other mitigating circumstances
- applications for fundraising events or activities where the beneficiary is a third party, e.g. charity events, sponsored walks (exceptions may be made if they determine the event has a wider community benefit beyond its primary purpose as a fundraiser)
- applications for food – unless the provision of food will enable the project outcomes to be achieved (you will need to provide evidence of how this will be measured and achieved)
- applications by schools and churches – unless clear benefits to the wider community can be demonstrated, e.g. on-going community access to facilities
- applications from groups based outside the Kaipatiki Local Board area, unless you can clearly demonstrate the benefit to Kaipatiki community members
- applications for activities taking place, or groups based outside the Kaipatiki Local Board area, unless the applicant can clearly demonstrate the benefit to Kaipatiki community members
- applications for large amounts where other funders haven’t been approached
- applications where the applicant has a considerable cash surplus (relative to the amount applied for), unless the applicant can verify that it is a specifically tagged reserve and cannot be used as a contribution towards the submitted project.
- applications that consistently seek ongoing organisation administrative costs for staff and overheads.
- applications from organisations who have already applied for a grant, within the same financial year.
The following Criteria apply to Transitional Rates Grants:
- Transitional Rates Grants will only apply to land owned by the council or owned and occupied by a charitable organisation, which is used exclusively or principally for sporting, recreation, or community purposes and is located in the Kaipatiki Local Board area.
- Transitional Rates Grants will not apply to organisations operated for private pecuniary profit or which charge commercial tuition fees.
- Transitional Rates Grants will not apply to groups or organisations whose primary purpose is to address the needs of adult members (over 18 years) for entertainment or social interaction, or who engage in recreational, sporting or community services as a secondary purpose only.
- The application for a Transitional Rates Grant must be made in round one of the Kaipatiki Grants Programme and must be for the current financial year.
- Note that the local board will only consider supporting applications for transitional rates grants that amount to up to 50% of the group’s annual rates bill.
- Note that transitional rates grant recipients will most likely be required to pay the first quarterly rates instalment prior to receiving a transitional rates grant, and therefore will need to allocated any grant received post payment of their Q1 rates invoice to their annual rates bill.
- All other rules for Transitional Rates Grants are as per the Kaipatiki Grants Programme guidelines for other applications.
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