Reference: P10-005Status: Approved by the Council on 1 June 2010
The purpose of this policy is to clarify how the New Plymouth District Council will support the district's community by providing community funding.
The aim of community funding is to provide targeted and accountable financial support to the community in a transparent manner that will empower them to positively contribute to the well-being of the district.
The following statements underpin the community funding initiative:
1. Community funding is a contestable fund.
2. Community funding can only be obtained through completing the application process and by adhering to the requirements set out in this policy and any supporting documentation.
3. There are two assessment and allocation rounds per year for community funding applications. These rounds will occur in April and September of each year.
4. Each funding round has the following closing date for receipt of applications:
Applications should be received no earlier than twelve weeks prior to any closing date. Schedule 2 outlines each step in the funding process.
5. The Council has the right to approve or decline any application and to attach such conditions to any approval for funding as is deemed necessary.Return to top
6. To be eligible for community funding the applicant has to meet one or more of the following criteria:
7. Community funding is available for the following support areas:
8. Services and/or projects on both public and private land are eligible to apply for community funding. Where applications are made for services and/or projects on private land, ongoing community access arrangements will be required.
9. Exclusions for eligibility of community funding include the following:
10. Funding may be allocated for between one to three years.
11. Each application will be assessed against the following criteria:
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12. All applicants who receive funding allocations will be required to provide a performance report on the outputs/outcomes generated and the financial spend of their funding allocations. Performance reporting templates will be provided to each applicant who is allocated funding. Performance reporting requirements will be set in accordance to the level of funding received and will be developed in partnership with the Council.
13. Community funding is also available to assist marae development, any application will have to meet the criteria in this policy.
14. Grants for marae funding are also available from a separate funding source to community funding. The criteria and process for the marae grant funding is included in Schedule 1 which accompanies this policy.
This policy will be reviewed on a three yearly basis.
Reviewed three yearly (next review 2013) Return to top