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


What could your community group do with more money?

Local community groups improving the city’s wellbeing can apply for a share of more than $400,000 funded through Hamilton City Council’s 2020 Single-Year Community Grants.

Grants of up to $8000 are available for not-for-profit community organisations that support small community-led projects which are aligned with the Council’s plans and strategies. Successful recipients will contribute to the social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of the city by delivering community-wide services.

Sandra Larsen, the Council’s Community Funding Advisor, says information sessions are being held in February to assist groups with their applications, as the hotly-contested grants last year received applications for more than double the available funding.

“We had 147 applications last year and the assessment committee confirmed 79 successful applications and distributed around $310,000. This year we have increased the amount of funding available to more than $400,000,” Sandra says.

“To give your application the best chance we recommend you get in touch and pop along to one of the sessions.”

The information sessions are held in the Auaha Room, in the front of the Central Library on:

• Saturday 1 February 2020 at 9.30am

• Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 5.30 pm

The funding round is open in February and applications can be submitted online until the closing date on 1 March 2020. Applications are assessed by an external panel made up of members of the community and Councillors Mark Bunting and Kesh Naidoo-Rauf. Final decisions on funding are made in April 2020.

For more information contact Sandra Larsen at sandra.larsen@hcc.govt.nz or visit hamilton.govt.nz/communityfunding

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What Leadership (And The Lack Of It) Looks Like

Leadership is an intangible quality, but most New Zealanders will be thanking their lucky stars for what’s being provided by PM Jacinda Ardern and Ministry of Health Director-General Ashley Bloomfield. On a daily basis, both have been clear and decisive about the rationale for the policies they’re pursuing and - by and large - they’re managing to re-assure the public, and yet prepare them gradually for the bad times and challenges to come...More>>


Police Commissioner: Christchurch Terrorist Pleads Guilty

Police acknowledge the guilty pleas in the Christchurch Mosque attacks prosecution that were entered in the Christchurch High Court today. The guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist ... More>>


Government: Nation Steps Up To COVID-19 Alert Level 2

New Zealand has been moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Reduce Contact, in an escalation of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today... More>>


COVID-19: Business Response Package

Cabinet today approved the development of a Business Continuity Package to help support the economy through the disruption caused by COVID-19. “New Zealand is well-placed to respond to COVID-19. More>>


Transport: $54 billion Investment In Draft GPS 2021

The Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2021 on land transport confirms that the Government will invest a record $54 billion in its balanced transport policy over the next decade. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Loss Of Abortion Safe Zones

No doubt, last night’s defeat of abortion law reform provisions that would have created safe zones around abortion clinics will be portrayed, by some, as a victory for free speech. It isn’t. It was a victory for bigotry and intimidation directed ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National's Regulation Crusade

Lets step back in time now, to simpler days and to simple-minded solutions. So…. if National gets elected, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants at will, raise rents anytime they like, and ignore the need to install a healthy standard of heating in the homes they put out to rent. This promised ‘bonfire of regulations’ is being done in the name of cutting red tape... More>>


SMC - Expert Reaction: PF2050 Strategy

DOC has released a strategy to reach Predator Free 2050, along with an action plan through to 2025. The predator-free goal focuses on three groups of mammals: possums, three species of rats, plus stoats, ferrets and weasels... More>>


Land, Air And Sea: Regions To Benefit From NZ Upgrade

Regional New Zealand will be a hive of activity in the coming months as the New Zealand Upgrade Programme delivers on its promise to modernise our infrastructure, prepare for climate change and help grow our economy. As part of the $12 billion ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels