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Community Grant Fund

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Community grant funding builds upon and supports community-led initiatives which help create positive change and enhance the community’s ability to meet its own needs and develop local community leadership.

Community Grant purpose

Community grants are provided to support the delivery of a clearly defined activity, project or initiative.

Key information

Who can apply?

  • applications are welcomed from community organisations, schools, kura, not for profit early childhood education providers and organisations delivering kaupapa Maori outcomes.

What can get funded?

  • all applications must demonstrate contribution to one Outcome.
  • there are some things we don’t fund.

Community Grant Fund guidelines document (260kb pdf)

How much and when?

Grants available From $5,001 to $50,000
When you can apply From Monday, 1 July 2024 to Monday, 29 July 2024
Next round opens Monday, 1 July 2024

Apply for a Community Grant 

Accountability reporting

Example of a successful community grant application

Good Neighbour Trust – supporting community food security
What the grant supported

Good Neighbour charity’s mission is to provide practical opportunities for people to connect with and support one another so that lives, neighbourhoods, and communities are transformed. They do this through five main arms of the charity, including Food Rescue, Community Gardens, Good Neighbour Kitchen, Neighbourhood Projects and Whānau Care. Good Neighbour has gone above and beyond its initial goals to support the community. With over 500 active volunteers helping, it’s a real community charity. The continued support from Tauranga City Council and the Community Grant Fund has enabled Good Neighbour to make further impact within the community, with the support for operating costs.

View example application (188kb pdf)

Community Grant recipients

Summary of Community Grant Fund applications – 2021/2022 Round One (26.5kb pdf)
Summary of Community Grant Fund applications – 2021/2022 Round Two (121kb pdf)
Summary of Community Grant= Fund applications – 2022/2023 Round One (87kb pdf)
Summary of Community Grant Fund applications – 2022/2023 Round Two (80kb pdf)
Summary of Community Grant Fund applications – 2023/2024 Round One (156kb pdf)
Summary of Community Grant Fund applications – 2023/2024 Round Two (138kb pdf)

Community Projects we've funded

Need help with your application?

For help with making an application, contact us at Grants.Enquiries@tauranga.govt.nz

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