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

 


Have your say on draft community grants policy

Have your say on draft community grants policy

Auckland Council is seeking community views on a draft policy which aims to simplify the process for those applying for community grants.

The policy will guide the allocation of local and regional grants to groups and organisations involved in the delivery of projects, activities and services that benefit Aucklanders.

“At the moment there are still a number of different grants policies, schemes and processes in place based on what was offered by the previous councils, and this is confusing and time-consuming for applicants,” says the council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee chair, Cr George Wood.

“The new policy aims to make the process simpler, fairer and more accessible.”

The draft policy proposes introducing a new community grants programme with two main components:

• A local grants programme – including the ability for local boards to work together to allocate grants for activities that cross several local board areas

• A regional grants programme – with funding programmes for arts and culture, community development, environment and natural heritage, historic heritage, events and sports and recreation.

Cr Wood says the new policy will make it easier for local boards to support community initiatives that align with their local priorities, while the proposed regional grants programmes will help to deliver the Auckland Plan.

Feedback on the Draft Community Grants Policy is now open and will close at 5pm on Monday 11 August.

To read the policy, make a submission or find out about a series of workshops being held on the policy, go to shapeauckland.co.nz.

Copies are also available at council libraries, customer service centres, local board offices and community centres.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news