Community Association Fund

Community Association Fund

The Community Association Fund supports resident and ratepayer groups, citizen associations and other community representation groups recognized by Council that advocate for and support their local community.

Amount: The Fund offers a set grant of $1,500 annually, of which at least $500 of this must be invested in local projects or events that the community has identified as important to them (“community projects”). The remainder is for the operations and administration of the applicant group to support their work in and for the community.

TimeframesApplications close on 1 February 2022.

Criteria

Eligible applicants are community organisations that:

  • meet our general eligibility criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy
  • have the primary purpose as stated in their constitution or trust deed to support and advocate for their local community
  • are place-based, representing a geographical community within the Whangarei district
  • demonstrate that they are actively engaged with the community, and
  • are recognized by the community and by Council as the voice for the community

Apply for Community Association Fund

Online

Step 1.Check criteria

Check if you are eligible:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Use this online application form to apply: 

Community Association Fund application form

Step 3.Assessment

Staff will assess the applications and liaise with applicants on any missing information, before grants are awarded if the application is satisfactory.

Outcomes will be advised in approximately 4 weeks. 

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us within 6 months with:

  • a breakdown of how the grant was spent (including receipts)
  • photos of the activity or event
  • comment on how it all went and whether it was successful.

By email

Step 1.Check criteria

Check if you are eligible:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form: 

Community Association Fund application form(PDF, 73KB)

Fill in the form, scan it and send us via email to:

mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

Step 3.Assessment

Staff will assess the applications and liaise with applicants on any missing information, before grants are awarded if the application is satisfactory.

Outcomes will be advised in approximately 4 weeks. 

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us within 6 months with:

  • a breakdown of how the grant was spent (including receipts)
  • photos of the activity or event
  • comment on how it all went and whether it was successful.

In-person

Step 1.Check criteria

Check if you are eligible:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form: 

Community Association Fund application form(PDF, 73KB)

Fill it in and bring into one of our customer service centres:

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Assessment

Staff will assess the applications and liaise with applicants on any missing information, before grants are awarded if the application is satisfactory.

Outcomes will be advised in approximately 4 weeks. 

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us within 6 months with:

  • a breakdown of how the grant was spent (including receipts)
  • photos of the activity or event
  • comment on how it all went and whether it was successful.

By post

Step 1.Check criteria

Check if you are eligible:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form: 

Community Association Fund application form(PDF, 73KB)

Fill it in and send it to:

Attn: Funding Officer
Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148 

Step 3.Assessment

Staff will assess the applications and liaise with applicants on any missing information, before grants are awarded if the application is satisfactory.

Outcomes will be advised in approximately 4 weeks. 

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us within 6 months with:

  • a breakdown of how the grant was spent (including receipts)
  • photos of the activity or event
  • comment on how it all went and whether it was successful.