How to Apply for Council-Administered Funding
This page details the process for applying for funding under any of the schemes administred by Tasman District Council.
Before You Apply
- Set realistic project costs.
- Be able to show that you have an identified need and have planned carefully.
- Provide letters of support or other proof of wider community support.
- Consult with relevant staff
All grants, scholarships and awards are advertised in local media as well as the Council's publications, Newsline Update in the Nelson Mail and the fortnightly newsletter, Newsline-the Mag, well before close off date for applications and nominations.
Submitting Your Application
Application and nomination forms plus information brochures are available from all Council offices and libraries. You can also download many of the forms from this website.
Completed application forms, along with any supporting doucmentation should be sent to:Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, 189 Queen Street, Richmond 7031, New Zealand
Applciations can also be handed in at any Council office, up to and including, closing dates of respective schemes.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Successful Applicants and Nominations
Successful applications will be advised by letter of their grant. Non-successful applicants will also be notified. The list of grant recipients will also be announced in the Council publications.
Successful nominations for the various awards and scholarships will also be notified by letter and the award presented at an appropriate Council-sponsored ceremony.
Expenditure Returns and Audits
Successful applicants are required to forward expenditure returns within 12 months of receiving funding, detailing the use of the grant. Failure to return these forms may result in ineligibility for future funding.
A small percentage of applicants may be audited.
Why Your Application May be Turned Down
Applications may be turned down because:
- The project does not meet the criteria;
- The project is not considered a priority;
- It is deemed that there is an alternative source of funding available that is more appropriate;
- The group or project needs more planning;
- Demand for funding exceeds supply;
- They are retrospective i.e. the project has already started at closing date.
Publicly Acknowledging Your Grant
It is a requirement of all community groups receiving grants that the receipt of the grant be acknowledged publicly by at least one the following methods:
- Acknowledgement in the annual accounts and report;
- Acknowledgement on publicity material;
- Acknowledgement on plaques or signage.
Committee decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into.