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Community Development Match Fund

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Tauranga City Council’s Community Development Match Fund is about helping groups deliver new initiatives that foster strong, innovative and vibrant communities, by contributing 50% of the project costs up to $10,000.

Match Fund purpose

Tauranga City Council recognises that the people of Tauranga are able to identify initiatives in their community that will improve wellbeing. As such, Council provides this Match Fund to support community projects that improve social, cultural and environmental wellbeing as expressed through the Principles of Support and Priority Communities.

The Match Fund at a glance

Who can apply?

  • applications are welcomed from not-for-profit groups, communities of interest, tangata whenua organisations, informal and grassroots neighbourhood groups
  • there are groups we don’t fund through the Match Fund.

What can get funded?

How much and when?

  Small grants Medium grants
Funds available Up to $1,000 Up to $10,000
When you can apply Anytime

From Monday, 14 August 2023 to Monday, 11 September 2023

From Monday, 26 February 2024 to Monday, 25 March 2024

When you will get a decision Within four weeks of receipt of application Within two weeks of the Match Fund panel meeting

Please note, for small grants the project date must be no earlier than one month from application date.

What about the 'Match' bit?

You need to provide a match of at least 50% of the total value of the project of

  • in-kind support, or
  • volunteer time, or
  • money as your match.

Example of a successful community grant application

Mount Pickleball Club – small Match Fund recipient
What the grant supported

The Mount Pickleball Club applied for funding to purchase 200 tournament pickleball balls. These were utilised immediately with the significant demand of five sessions a week and around 100 members. The tournament quality balls are especially important, as they are used in the open events around New Zealand where many Tauranga Pickleball members compete. 

View example application (134kb pdf)

Need help with your application?

For help with making an application, contact grants.enquiries@tauranga.govt.nz

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