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Community Grants

Smarty Grants Log InHastings District Council encourages local community groups and organisations to work with Council towards meeting the current and future needs of our community. If your organisation is delivering projects or services that fit with one or more of the priorities set out below, we invite you to apply to our annual Single Year Community Grant.

Groups that have previously been awarded a Single Year Community Grant, and who are providing a proven positive impact to the community, can apply for a Multi-year Strategic Community Partnership Fund.

Single Year Community Grants

Single Year Community Grants are for the development and delivery of community services or projects. Evidence of need, planning, budgets and annual accounts are required as part of the application.

Applications are now closed.

Applications for funding will open March 22, 2021 and close March 28, 2021 for contracts commencing July 1 in the same year.

All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal.

Priorities for funding

Each year Council contributes funds to a diverse range of groups delivering community services or projects across the district. Organisations are able to apply for up to $20,000 per year via the Single Year Community Grants, larger amounts can be accessed via the Multi-year grants. 

For larger projects it’s unlikely Council will provide the total amount of funding required so groups will need to show how they can attract funding from other agencies and charities outside of Council, or have the ability to put in significant amount of money into the project themselves. Council is looking for new and innovative ways to help support the current and future needs of our communities.

To be eligible for funding, groups need to show how their project fits with one or more of the priorities below:

  • Uplifting our communities’ wellbeing by providing access to help and advice
  • Fostering a sense of pride within our district and across our diverse communities
  • Promoting happy, healthy and active communities.

Multi-year Strategic Community Partnership Fund

Groups that have previously been successful obtaining a Single Year Community Grant, and are providing a proven positive impact to the community, can apply to the Multi-year Strategic Community Partnership Fund. Multi-year contracts last three years and are reported on annually. Outcomes are reviewed each year against agreed key performance indicators, including financial.

Applications for funding opened November 23, 2020 and close February 5, 2021 for contracts commencing July 1 in the same year.

All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal.

Contact and support

For more information contact the Community Grants and Projects Advisor.

Previous recipients

For stories on former recipients and their projects see Contestable Grants Fund recipients.

In the 2020/21 Single Year Community Grants Round the following 30 groups have been awarded a share of $245,000

Group name Project title Total amount received
Heretaunga Women's Centre Funding Towards Operating Costs of centre $20,000.00
Nourished for Nil Limited Depot Operations $20,000.00
Hastings Women's Refuge Hastings Safe House $20,000.00
Te TaiTimu Trust Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora, Mauri Noho, Mauri Mate $17,000.00
Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy (ICHC) Support for Hospital Chaplaincy $15,000.00
YMCA Hawkes Bay "Impact" - Youth Development Programs $15,000.00
Age Concern Hawke's Bay Incorporated Let's Share $15,000.00
Hawke's Bay Digital Archives Trust Digitising the A&P Society records. $12,500.00
Age Concern Havelock North inc Community Christmas day lunch $10,000.00
Re-Source Annual Operational Costs $10,000.00
Prima Volta Charitable Trust Project Prima Volta - expanding our reach with the launch of PPV Jnr $10,000.00
Flaxmere Baptist Church Community Trust Christmas Cheer Appeal 2020 $9,000.00
Waimarama Surf Lifesaving Club Surf Lifeguard Training, Skills Courses & Community Surf Education $9,000.00
Enliven - a service of Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) Enliven Day Programmes $8,000.00
Leg-Up Trust Horse therapy programmes $8,000.00
Inspire in education Limited Youth Ambassador Programme $7,500.00
Environment Centre Hawkes Bay Sustainable Backyards 2020 $5,000.00
Peoples Advocacy Society Contribution towards running costs of Hastings office $4,000.00
Neighbours Day Aotearoa Charitable Trust Neighbourhood networkers and annual road trip as part of Neighbours Day Aotearoa $3,500.00
Centenary Legacy Trust Board HB District Health Board Internships $3,000.00
Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust Newsletter $3,000.00
Wharerangi Marae Trust Marae Ground Reinstatement $3,000.00
Hawkes Bay Trellis Trust Shine Girls Hawke's Bay $2,660.00
The Hearing Association Hastings Branch Incorporated Hear This - Hearing Education Program $2,500.00
11 Squadron District of Hastings Air Training Corps Air Training Corps 3 year training programme $2,500.00
Windsor Scout Group Windsor Roof Repair $2,500.00
Hawke's Bay Justices of the Peace Association, Inc Training and support of Justices of the Peace (Hawke's Bay) $2,340.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawke's Bay Professionally Supported one-to-one mentoring for youth $2,000.00
Lifelink/Samaritans Incorporated Delivery of programme costs for our free 24/7 0800 $1,500.00
Radio Kidnappers Charitable Trust Radio Programs $1,500.0Q0

In the 2019/20 grants round, 37 successful applications were awarded a total sum of $245,500.

Groups Name Project/Service Amount
Hastings Women's Refuge Funding to support local safe house $30,000
Hastings City Business Association Community events in Hastings CBD $25,000
Heretaunga Womens Centre Funding towards the programme costs $18,000
Havelock North Business Association Havelock North Village Street Carnival $10,000
Hastings Art & Culture Trust 2019 Edible Fashion Awards $10,000
Te Aranga Marae Trust Flaxmere Boxing Academy for young people $10,000
Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy Provide Chaplains at Hawke’s Bay Hospital $10,000
Prima Volta Charitable Trust Continuation and further development of Prima Volta programmes $10,000
Age Concern Havelock North (Christmas) Community Christmas Day Lunches $9,500
Flaxmere Baptist Church Community Trust Christmas Cheer Food Parcels $8,000
Hastings Menzshed Trust Support to develop their new bigger shed $7,500
Nourished for Nil Funding towards the programme costs $7,500
Waimarama Surf Life saving Club Supporting lifeguard programmes and training $7,000
Hawke's Bay Youth Trust Supporting programmes for young people at Giants Boxing Academy $6,000
Disability Resource Centre (HB) trust Delivery of their 'catwalk' project for young people $5,529
Robotics and Computer Science in Schools Educational Trust (CS4S Trust) Purchase equipment for a robotics club $5,165
Age Concern Havelock North (EXPO) Funding to support the annual seniors expo $5,000
Pursuit Limited Ongoing youth employment support $5,000
Hastings Hearing Support to continue education programmes for children $5,000
Birchleigh Polo School Towards polo programme for students from Flaxmere College $5,000
Budget First Incorporated Financial literacy workshops for those in financial hardship $5,000
Leg-Up Trust Continuation of Leg Up programme for young people $5,000
Sustaining Hawke’s Bay Trust In support of Sustainable Backyards, a month long workshop programme $4,000
Hawke’s Bay Digital Archives Trust Digitise and upload the records from the Hawkes Bay A&P Society $4,000
Radio Kidnappers Charitable Trust Intermediate school debate challenge & 6 community radio shows $3,500
Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust Newsletter creation and distribution $3,000
Red Cross Equipment and consumables for the curtain bank $3,000
No 11 Squadron District of Hastings Air Training Corps In support of this programme and support with ANZAC services $3,000
Centenary Legacy Trust Support internships and employment opportunities for students $3,000
CAB Hastings Purchase of new office furniture for CAB programmes and services  $2,806
Growing Through Grief Hawke's Bay Funding for in school grief services $2,500
Muscular Dystrophy Association Incorporated Funding to continue community based field work $1,500
CCS Disability Action Tairawhiti Hawkes Bay Incorporated Supporting young people with disabilities $1,500
Dementia Hawke's Bay Continuation of Active Brain Programme and  Stimulation Workshops $1,500
Blind Foundation Funding to continue community based field work $1,500
Tango me Whero via Netball Hawke’s Bay Funding towards a family friendly netball tournament $1,000
English Language Partners - Hawke's Bay Continuation of English classes at the Hastings Library $500
Arts Inc Heretaunga Community Arts Development $178,000.00
Budget First Providing budgeting Services in Hastings $15,000.00
Citizens Advice Bureau Hastings Providing CAB services in the Hastings District $40,000.00
Environmental Centre Hawkes Bay Environment Centre operations and specialist recycling $20,000.00
Hastings Foodbank Operation of the Hastings Foodbank $10,000.00
Havelock North Function Centre Operation of the Havelock North Community Centre $30,000.00
Sport HB Provision of Active Programmes across the district $75,000.00
Surf Lifesaving NZ Provision of Lifeguards across the district $63,244.00
ZEAL / Rezpect Dance Academy Youth Events and Services $65,000.00

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