Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Community grants funding applications open next month


Community grants funding applications open next month


Christchurch City Council will open applications for the annual grants funding round to support community groups next month.

The Council’s community grant applications are open from Friday 15 February. The application opening and closing dates are:

· Strengthening Communities Fund (grants of over $5000)
· Applications open on Friday 15 February and close on Sunday 31 March 2013

· Small Grants Fund (grants of $5000 and under)
· Applications open on Tuesday 16 April and close on Friday 31 May 2013.

The Council will hold grants funding information sessions to ensure community organisations have the opportunity to seek information and have all their questions answered before they submit their applications for community funding.

The Council’s community funding information sessions begin on Thursday 31 January and run until Tuesday 23 April. The information sessions will be held at a number of venues throughout in the city.

Council Community Support Unit Manager Carolyn Gallagher says the Council annually allocates a significant amount of grants funding to community groups via the Strengthening Communities Fund and the Small Grants Fund.

“These funds play a key role in the building of strong communities. Applicants apply for funding and they are then assessed using a number of criteria. The Council’s Community Support Unit staff then make a recommendation to the Council (for metropolitan projects) or Community Boards (for local projects) - who then make the funding decisions.

“The Council granted funds of $6,915,566 to over 700 community groups in the 2012 / 2013 funding round for the Strengthening Communities Fund and the Small Grants Fund. These grants funded a range of community projects including a grant from the Small Grants Fund for the ‘Shine in the park’

community fun day in Shirley and a grant from the Strengthening Communities Fund which contributed to a ‘social connectedness’ programme to reduce social isolation for the elderly,’ she says.

For further information visit www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/communityfunding or call the Council’s Customer Call Centre on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

– ends –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Salvation Army On Homelessness: Hard Times In West Auckland

The report details an uncomfortable story of people whose only option is to live an unhealthy, dangerous and damaging street life... The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity. More social housing is required in the West. More>>

ALSO:

Message For PM: NZ Supports Te Reo Māori – You Should Too

As Māori Language Week celebrations and commemoration of 40 years draws to an end, the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, is once again hugely encouraged by the widespread support for Māori language from throughout the country ... More>>

ALSO:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news