Tasman District Council Community Grants Close 30 August

Thursday 6 June 2013

Each year the Tasman District Council allocates grants to organisations to run activities in line with the Council’s community outcomes. Those organisations whose services and projects provide community-wide benefit are able to apply.

The Council’s funding assistance allows communities to meet their needs in a cost effective manner supporting volunteers and community groups. The grant acknowledges they can often provide good quality projects and services at a significantly lower cost through the contribution of voluntary labour than would be possible for the Council or commercial operators.

Of the grants available:

  • $20,000 is set aside for community and economic development initiatives;
  • $40,000 for arts, culture and heritage;
  • $30,000 for festivals and events;
  • $25,000 for youth/children programmes;
  • $21,000 for social services;
  • $10,000 for community development projects in smaller communities (less than 4000 population);
  • $10,000 for beautification schemes such as plantings, landscaping and artworks in public places;
  • $15,000 for emergency services and
  • $3000 for community newsletters.

As a guide, allocations average less are than $2000 per applicant. Applications must be received by end of the day Friday 30 August with the successful applications announced in mid October.

Application forms are available from Council offices and Libraries in Richmond, Motueka, Golden Bay and Murchison and via the Council’s website www.tasman.govt.nz.