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Community grants funding applications open next month

24 January 2014

Community grants funding applications open next month

Applications for grants from the Christchurch City Council’s Strengthening Communities Fund for 2014-15 open on 15 February.

Community groups can submit funding applications for projects running from September 2014 to August 2015 via two funding streams.

Applications for the Strengthening Communities Fund, for grants over $5000, open on Saturday 15 February and close on Monday 31 March 2014. This is followed by applications for the Small Grants Fund, grants under $5000, which open on Wednesday 16 April and close on Saturday 31 May 2014.

Starting Wednesday 29 January, the Council is holding a series of information sessions for community groups to ask any questions and seek information prior to submitting their funding application.

The sessions will be held in venues across the city and provide information on funding applications for both the Strengthening Communities and Small Grants funds.

Council Community Support Unit Manager Carolyn Gallagher says: “In the 2013-14 funding round for the Strengthening Communities Fund and the Small Grants Fund, the Council granted a total of $6,704,821 to more than 800 community groups.

“Applicants apply for funding and are assessed using a number of criteria. Successful organisations are those that can demonstrate a sustainable, strategic, community focused approach with a significant presence within their community of benefit. Projects must also demonstrate a contribution to the Council’s outcomes and priorities.”

Organisations are required to contribute towards their own project(s) and not rely on the Council grant as their sole source of funding.

The Council’s Community Support Unit staff make a recommendation to the Council for metropolitan projects; or Community Boards for local projects, which make the funding decisions.

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

BACKGROUND

The Council’s schedule of funding information sessions to assist community groups in completing their application for funding are:

Wednesday 29th January 2014Fendalton Service Centre, 4 Jeffreys Road,
Community Boardroom
10:00am – 11:30am
Monday 3rd February 2014Linwood Service Centre, 180 Smith Street, Community Boardroom1:00pm – 2:30pm
Monday 3rd February 2014Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street,
Community Boardroom
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Monday 10th February 2014Upper Riccarton Community Library,
71 Main South Road, Community Boardroom
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 11th February 2014Lyttelton Service Centre, 15 London Street,
Community Boardroom
10:00am – 11:30am
Wednesday 12th February 2014Little River Service Centre, State Highway 75,
Community Boardroom
12:00noon – 1:00pm
Friday 14th February 2014Burwood/Pegasus Community Boardroom,
213 Marine Parade, Community Boardroom
10:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday 18th February 2014Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street,
Second Floor, M2:08 (Access via First Floor Stairs)
10:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday 18th February 2014Papanui Community Library,
35 Langdons Road, Community Boardroom
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 20th February 2014Papanui Community Library,
35 Langdons Road, Community Boardroom
10:00am – 11:30am
Monday 10th March 2014Upper Riccarton Community Library,
71 Main South Road, Community Boardroom
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 11th March 2014Burwood/Pegasus Community Boardroom,
213 Marine Parade, Community Boardroom
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Monday 17th March 2014Fendalton Service Centre, 4 Jeffreys Road
Community Boardroom
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday 18th March 2014Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street,
Community Boardroom
10:00am – 11:30am
Monday 14th April 2014Papanui Community Library,
35 Langdons Road, Community Boardroom
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday 15th April 2014Burwood/Pegasus Community Boardroom,
213 Marine Parade, Community Boardroom
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday 22 April 2014Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street,
Community Boardroom
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday 22 April 2014Linwood Service Centre, 180 Smith Street, Community Boardroom6:00pm – 7:30pm

ENDS

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