Grants application process
We know that applying for funding can feel overwhelming at times. The good news is that breaking it down into steps and getting prepared can make a world of difference.
Here you can learn more about the steps involved in making an application for a community grant, from planning, preparing and submitting your application, through to receiving and using funds and lastly submitting an accountability report.
This may involve pulling together a plan of attack for how you’re going to get enough pūtea (funding).
Ask yourself what different funds you’re going to apply to and identify who to talk to if you have questions.
Make sure you’re aware of funding criteria, and anything you need specific to the type of funding you’re applying for.
We also recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time to write your application and pull together any written documentation you will use.
Submit your online application – make sure you answer all required questions in the application and include all your supporting documentation.
Don’t forget to submit your application before the closing time!
Our committees meet to review all applications against the funding criteria after applications have closed.
You can come along and speak about your application if you wish to do so, just let us know when completing your application and we’ll be in touch.
Following on from our committees meeting, you’ll get an email to let you know the outcome of your application.
If you’re successful, payment will be made to the nominated bank account from your application.
You can now get started on your project!
If your organisation is GST registered, you will need to send an invoice to email@example.com for the amount offered plus GST.
After your event or project is complete, we require you to submit an accountability report that outlines how the money was used.
We require all funding recipients to be accountable to Council and the community.