Taupō District community grants scheme
Council has committed through its Long-term Plan to continue to support our communities in accordance with the new Grants and Partnerships Policy 2021. Council welcomes applications from the Taupō District for Partnership Agreements (see below) and Grant Distributors.
Applications for Partnership Agreements
Community organisations and groups are invited to partner with Council to deliver key outcomes for the Taupō District Communities. Partnership agreements will be for a duration of three years.
These partnerships are for organisations and groups who require more than $5,000 per annum to deliver key outcomes.
Applications closed on July 30 2021. Thank you for all applications received.
Please be aware late applications will not be considered by Council.
Policy, eligibility and criteria
For further information please contact our community funding team:
Phone: 07 376 0899
Support disadvantaged members of our community to learn and develop safe driving skills, and obtain their FULL driver licenses.
Mangakino Central Charitable Trust
Lease two new treadmills & staffing costs
Opepe Restoration Project
Resources to maintain trapping & restoration costs
Blue Light Taupo Ventures
Centre Stage Taupo
Maintenance & operational costs
Operational costs & plant purchase
Kinloch Community Association
Upgrade & future proof cycling & walking track by the Whangamata stream
Lake Taupo Sports Advisory Council
deliver and grow KiwiSport & operate a central facility for sports clubs to access free admin support and info, re-establish an awards event etc
Lakes and Waterways Action Group
admin, speakers costs, policy process involvement, events & coms of LWAG activities
To enable the delivery of the Moving Waikato Strategy and to deliver on the outcomes of the Taupo District Sport and Recreation Plan. Staff cost
Costs associated with delivering Street Smart
Resources to hold events & workshops on change climate change
To provide programs which act as a platform for employers to showcase their sector to young people which helps with the supply of future employees.
Taupo School of Music
Retain key staff members, enable membership of groups to remain free to students who participate, keep lesson fees at an affordable level and to continue to facilitate the Big Music Day.
Taupō Council of Social Services
Develop a volunteer support hub for the district
Tongariro National Trout Centre
Continue the education program at Tongariro National Trout Centre
Turangi Tongariro Sports Foundation
To continue operational services with stability and certainty
Waiariki Park Region
Regional connector for the Taupo region. Vision: A Greener, Healthier, Wilder, more Resilient Region
Waikato River Trails
Continue to increase marketing of the trails, trail maintenance
Waiora Community Trust
To oversee the running of Waiora House and ensure that the vital community social service organizations within this umbrella can continue to operate within a reasonable budget.
Council considered all applications for a partnership agreement at a special meeting held in July 2018 with the results of applications shown in the table below.
|Name of group||Reason for application||Outcome||Amount approved|
|Age Concern Taupo Inc||For wages for our Field worker and Office Co-ordinator||Declined|
|Anamata CAFE||Youth Development worker||Declined|
|Bike Taupo Advocacy Group Inc||Contribution to Kids Bike Taupo and operational costs||Accepted||$35,000.00|
|Central Plateau REAP||Male Mentoring Programme||Declined|
|Citizens Advice Bureau Taupo Inc||To enable training of our volunteers, payment of rent, maintaining telephones, photo copier and computer, payment of salary , insurances, advertising and stationary||Declined|
|English language Partners Taupo||Contribution towards the operational costs of English Language Partners Taupo||Declined|
|Greening Taupo||Contribution towards the operational costs of Greening Taupo||Accepted||$30,000.00|
|Kinloch Community Association||Environmental projects||Declined|
|Lake Taupo Charitable Trust||Forest Management Programme||Declined|
|Lake Taupo Sports Advisory Council Incorporated||Contribution towards the administration costs of Sports Services||Accepted||$26,628.00|
|Lakes & Waterways Action Group Trust||Contribution towards the administration costs of Lakes & Waterways Action Group||Accepted||$7,500.00|
|Life Education Trust Central Plateau||Contribution towards delivering health education programmes to schools throughout the Central Plateau||Declined|
|Mangakino Central Charitable Trust||To buildup and upgrade the Mangakino Central Community FitGym facility||Accepted||$5,000.00|
|Mangakino Community Agency||Contribution towards the Coordination costs of Mangakino Community Agency||Declined|
|Pouakani Marae Trust||To promote Health, Social, Cultural, Spiritual, Economic Welfare, Education and The General Wellbeing of the Beneficiaries||Declined|
|Pregnancy Help INC. Taupo||Contribution towards the Coordination costs of Pregnancy Help||Declined|
|Rangitaiki Community and School Association||Maintenance and upkeep of hall for community use||Accepted||$8,000.00|
|Safe Turangi||Contribution towards the Coordination costs of Safe Turangi||Accepted||$15,000.00|
|Sport Waikato||Cost of District Coordinator||Accepted||$77,872.00|
|Taupo Budget Advisory Service Inc||Contribution towards the operational costs of Taupo Budget Advisory Service||Declined|
|Taupo Community Food Bank||Contribution towards the operational costs of Taupo Community Foodbank||Declined|
|Taupo Community Patrol||Contribution towards the operational costs of the Taupo Community Patrol||Declined|
|Taupo Council of Social Services||Coordination and collaboration od TCOSS||Declined|
|Taupo Neighbourhood Support Incorporated Society||Declined|
|Taupo Pathways for Youth Employment||Contribution towards the operational costs of Taupo Pathways for Youth Employment||Accepted||$10,000.00|
|Taupo School of Music||Accepted||$20,000.00|
|Taupo Women's Refuge||For support, advocate, educate, house and give safety plans to Women and children suffering the effects of Family Violence||Declined|
|Tongariro National Trout Centre Society Incorporated||"Project Volunteers"||Accepted||$15,000.00|
|Turangi Rangatahi Hub Charitable Trust||Contribution towards the operational costs of the Turangi Rangatahi Hub||Accepted||$10,000.00|
|Turangi Tongariro Sports Foundation Inc.||Contribution towards the administration costs and programmes of Turangi Tongariro Sports Foundation||Declined|
|Waikato River Trails Trust||Contribution towards the operational costs of the Waikato River Trail||Accepted||$25,000.00|
|Waiora Community Trust||Contribution towards the coordination and operation of Waiora House||Accepted||$55,000.00|