Council's rural halls maintenance funding scheme is designed to assist with the building maintenance of halls in the rural and plains areas of Hastings. It does not cover ongoing operational costs or capital development.
Rural Halls Maintenance Fund applications are closed
The next funding round will open on 19 October 2020 and close 15 November 2020
All applications must be done via the online grants portal.
The Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy has been updated for the 2020 funding round. The Rural Halls Subcommittee, agreed to remove the mandatory 50% contribution that must be made by the hall. The committee will still prioritise funding to Halls that can show a strong contribution from the Hall Committee or community.
The Rural Community Board has adopted the following priorities as a guideline when assessing applications to the rural halls maintenance fund.
Work required to address identified Health and Safety issues. This includes work on the structure which will maintain or improve strength to meet required standards, and improvements to soil drainage and effluent disposal systems. Other examples include:
Completion of detailed earthquake assessments and subsequent strengthening work
Work required to maintain weather tightness and protect external fabric from deterioration, for example:
Work required to ablution areas and kitchens to maintain imperviousness of floor and walls to service areas.
Please note: Work to food preparation surfaces is included in Priority 1.
Work to maintain appearance in other spaces
For further information read the Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy (available in 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page) and/or contact the Community Grants & Projects Advisor.
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