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Community Grants 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 Grants purpose

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

Community Grants at a glance

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 at least one of the Principles of Support
  • there are some things we don’t fund.

Community Grants Fund guidelines document (160kb pdf)

How much and when?

Grants available Up to $50,000
When you can apply From Monday, 17 July 2023 to Monday, 14 August 2023
Second round opens From Monday, 29 January 2024 to Monday, 26 February 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 Grants Fund has enabled Good Neighbour to make further impact within the community, with the support for operating costs.

View example application (188kb pdf)

Community Grants recipients

Summary of Community Grants Fund applications – November 2021
Summary of Community Grants Fund applications – April 2022
Summary of Community Grants Fund applications – November 2022
Summary of Community Grants Fund applications – April 2023

Community Projects we've funded

Video Summary Grant Recipients

Photo Summary Grant Recipients

Need help with your application?

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

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