Partnership Fund

Partnership fund

The Partnership Fund supports the development of community facilities on a shared contributions basis.

Types of eligible facilities would be community centres, multi-sport recreation complexes, tourism facilities, arts and craft hubs, social enterprise hubs, and more.

Applications can be made for leverage/seed funding, consent fees, and actual construction costs, for new builds or significant renovations or extensions of existing facilities.

Amount: The maximum amount applicants can request is $150,000.

Seed or leverage funding is not a guarantee of future funding from Council to see the project to completion.

Criteria

Eligible applications:

  • meet our general eligibility criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy, and align with at least one of our Funding Priorities
  • are for new builds or significant renovations or extensions of existing facilities
  • have at least 30% contribution to the project costs in place/secured or be actively seeking this from other funders
  • have a strong business case
  • demonstrate good governance
  • demonstrate strong community support for the project, and
  • have the appropriate approvals for the project (e.g. from the lessor for leased land).

What can’t be funded

Feasibility studies – It is expected that feasibility studies will already have been completed (where necessary) before applying to this Fund.

Feasibility studies may be able to be supported through Council’s Community Fund.

Community Fund

Maintenance and remedial works – Generally, applications for maintenance of existing facilities will not be considered from this Fund.

Such applications may be able to be supported through Council’s Community Fund or Community Facilities Fund.

Community Fund

Closing date:

  • 1 November 2021

Apply for Partnership Fund

Online

Step 1.Check criteria

Check requirements for eligible applications:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Use this online form to apply for this Fund:

Partnership Fund application form

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to provide us with a brief progress report in July and December each year until your funded project is complete.

By email

Step 1.Check criteria

Check requirements for eligible applications:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Partnership Fund application form(PDF, 65KB)

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

mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to provide us with a brief progress report in July and December each year until your funded project is complete.

In-person

Step 1.Check criteria

Check requirements for eligible applications:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Partnership Fund application form(PDF, 65KB)

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 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Assessment 

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to provide us with a brief progress report in July and December each year until your funded project is complete.

By post

Step 1.Check criteria

Check requirements for eligible applications:

Eligibility criteria

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Partnership Fund application form(PDF, 65KB)

Fill it in and send it to:

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

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to provide us with a brief progress report in July and December each year until your funded project is complete.