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Community Development Small Grants Fund

 

Applications for 2022/23 are open from Monday 2 May and close 4pm, Thursday 2 June 2022.

Apply online through SmartyGrants here.

 

The Community Development Small Grants fund is made available by the Palmerston North City Council and is administered by the Palmerston North Community Services Council.

The purpose of the Community Development Small Grants Fund is to provide funding for essential administration expenses to enable local communities and for-purpose organisations to operate.

This fund is open to local communities and for-purpose organisations based in Palmerston North and primarily providing a service, activity, or project to Palmerston North residents.

 

Priority will be given to services, activities, or projects which:

  • Contribute to outcomes to achieve goal 2, 3 or 4 of Council’s strategic direction:
    • Goal 2: He tāone whakaihiihi, tapatapahi ana, A creative and exciting city
    • Goal 3: He hapori tūhonohono, he hapori haumaru, A connected and safe community
    • Goal 4: He tāone tautaiao, An eco-city
  • Demonstrate a need for administration support:
    • Higher priority will be given to groups which fall within Tier 3 and Tier 4 of the Charities Services reporting standards.
    • Lower priority will be given to groups which have two or more years of operating expenses in their operating reserves.
  • Do not receive other forms of operational funding and support from Council including rates remissions or community occupancy.

 

Essential administrative expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Audit fees and/or financial review costs
  • Communication costs
  • Energy costs
  • Insurance public liability and assets
  • Rent and venue hire
  • Stationery – printing, postage, photocopying
  • Volunteer expenses – including training, supervision, travel

 

A maximum of $5,000 per successful applicant may be allocated (excluding GST). We anticipate that this fund will be oversubscribed, and applicants are unlikely to receive the maximum allocation.

More information is available in the SGF 2022/23 Applicant Guide.

If you received a grant from this fund last year, please submit your Accountability Form through SmartyGrants this before submitting your new application. Click here to access the Accountability Form on your Smarty Grants page.

If you have any questions about the Small Grants Fund, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to help.

 


Community Development Emergency Grant

There is an Emergency Grant available to any group who meets the same criteria as the Community Development Small Grants Fund, and who are struggling to continue their operation due to financial issues. 

Emergency Grants can only be used for the same administration costs as the small grants fund and is for organisations. Funding will not be considered for specific projects and wages.

To apply for an Emergency Grant, please write to us outlining you situation and the nature of the emergency. There is a very small amount available in this fund for each financial year.

We will require copies of the following documents:

  • Last audited accounts
  • Current bank statements of all operational bank accounts
  • Current Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports
  • Any other material to support your request

We will endeavour to consider your application within two weeks of the request, and we may require you to meet with us to state your case.

To discuss an Emergency Grant, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


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