You can apply if you are
- a not-for-profit group
- a community with shared interest
- an informal and grassroots neighbourhood group.
If you’re not sure, see what we don’t fund.
The projects we fund must
- provide a public benefit and be free and open to members of the public
- be initiated, planned and implemented by members of the community that will benefit
- demonstrate community match
- Take place within the Tauranga City boundaries.
What does 'Community Match' mean?
We require a 50% community-match contribution from one or more of the following:
- materials and supplies: valued at their retail or rental prices. Donors must document this value of the match
- cash donations: from fundraising or donations with evidence such as a bank statement
- professional services: valued at a maximum of $100 per hour. Donors must document on letterhead the value of the services being donated
- volunteer labour: valued at 15% above the minimum wage per hour for participants over 16 years of age.
What we don’t fund
- individual people
- individual businesses, government agencies or departments, political parties
- duplication of existing public or private programmes within close proximity
- operating expenses of organisations including funding permanent staff
- maintaining ongoing programmes, events or services
- maintenance or deferred maintenance
- purchase or improvement of privately owned facilities
- funding activities that involve any alcohol, tobacco, substances and gaming
- professional fundraising services
- activities already completed
- projects already funded or part-funded by Council.
Last Reviewed: 10/11/2016