The Waiheke Local Board is seeking applications for its Grants programme to recognise the vital role that community groups and organisations play in developing diverse, strong, inclusive, connected and sustainable communities.
The grants programme will be targeted towards supporting the priorities in the Local Board Plan – such as environmental, cultural, arts, community development, recreational and heritage initiatives, and supporting the youth.
The Board aims to assist groups to provide activities, projects, programmes, initiatives, and events that make a positive contribution within the local board area.
The Waiheke Local Board prioritises applications that:
- Create opportunities for community connectedness.
- Enable diverse participation and inclusion.
- Develop community capability and capacity, or build local resilience.
- Promote sustainability, support lower carbon shifts, and protect the natural environments.
- Recognise Te Ao Maori and contribute towards Maori outcomes.
- Involve collaboration and working together with other community organisations.
- Projects are based on the island and use local suppliers.
- Promotes Waiheke as a sanctuary in the gulf and a sustainable tourism destination.
Additionally, grants that align with the local board plan priorities will be more likely to be funded.
- Collaboration with other community organisations.
- Local procurement.
The Waiheke Local Board has identified the following activities as lower priorities:
- Commercial entities and promotion of commercial entities.
- Ticketed events.
- Activities that primarily benefit communities outside the Waiheke Local Board area.
- Activities that primarily benefit a third party (e.g. activity to gain money for an organisation).
- Grants to support that purchase of or maintenance associated with motor vehicles.
- Wages and/or operational costs.
- Individuals with projects on private land.
The Waiheke Local Board will not fund:
- Exclusion One: Alcohol.
- Exclusion Two: Applications for Liquor licenses.
- Local Grants: For grants $1,500 to $4,000.
- Outcome 1. Islands, coastlines, forests, wetlands and marine areas are flourishing and protected.
- Outcome 2. The community is engaged with their natural environment and is actively involved in the care, protection and restoration of their environment.
- Outcome 3. Community projects follow good practice and achieve long term benefits.
- Outcome 4. Contributes towards resolving global environmental issues, including low carbon initiatives.
- Grants are available to all community groups, environmental groups and landowners operating within the Waiheke Local Board area.
- Applications are accepted for work on private land or public land.
- In addition to the higher priorities for grants, the environmental grant round will prioritise material costs associated with environmental projects (e.g. plants, fencing material, and equipment) and for projects which enhance sites with high biodiversity values.
For more information, visit Waiheke Local Board.