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Community Funding

12.5 Million - Grant Funding for Projects / Community Groups

Hon Alfred Ngaro

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector


12 April 2016


    Media Statement 

Community groups able to apply for grants


From today communities will be able to apply for $12.5 million of grant funding for the projects and organisations that matter to them most says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro.


The Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) opens today.


“The COGS funding is unique in that it’s decided on and distributed by local distribution committees. That means we have locals deciding what matters most to them and what will have the most impact on their own communities,” says Mr Ngaro.


The 37 local COGS committees will make decisions on what projects, events and organisations will receive funding by 28 July 2017 at the latest.


Last year 4,223 organisations received funding under the scheme. Some of the recipients included:

  •        $3,000 to Sumner Senior Citizens for bus trips and speakers to provide opportunities for the seniors in Sumner to get out and about and socialize.
  •        $2,450 to Sailability Hawkes Bay Trust which helps people with disabilities to build confidence in themselves while learning to sail. The fund helped pay for storage and maintenance of the boats.
  •        $3,000 to Access Radio Wairarapa which provides broadcasting services to the local community. Roughly 40 groups use the service and programmes reflect the diversity of the community.
  •        $14,645 to King Street Artworks which provides free art workshops and encourages mental health.


More information can be found on www.communitymatters.govt.nz or 0800 824 824.

Media contact: Natasha Dingle 029 201 4937

Creative Communities - Waimakariri District
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Good Afternoon


Forwarding on behalf of libraries and all enquiries should go through Mark (See below), please find the attached information about  the Creative Communities Scheme. Apologies for any cross postings.

 Just to  expand on that a little , this scheme provides funding to individuals and groups for arts activities in our District.


The Committee have decided this year to prioritise  “Diversity”   and  includes for example:

 .Workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals, or exhibitions in Māori, Pasifika heritage or local migrant communities

• Arts projects that bring together groups from a range of different communities.

• Workshops, rehearsals, performances, festivals or exhibitions by groups with experience of disability or mental illness.



Applications  don’t close till the end of March so there is plenty of time


Application forms are available at our Libraries and Service Centres and online.

 http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/community/funding-and-grants/creative-communities  There is also more information here as well.


Please also  feel free to give me a call l if you have any questions.


Kind regards



Mark O'Connell |


Creative Communities Administrator

Waimakariri Libraries
[email protected]
Phone: 03 311 8901 | Ext: 2711
Mobile: 021794550

Waimakariri District Council







Kind regards,



Serena Peychers | Community Team Admin Support
Waimakariri District Council Community Team
[email protected]
Customer Service: 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834
Phone: 03 311 8902 | Ext: 8532


Community Organisation Grants Scheme meeting

The Canterbury Rural COGS LDC is holding three public meetings:


Woodend Public Meeting

10am-12 noon Wednesday 15 February 2017

Woodend Community Centre, 6A School Road



Amberley Public Meeting

10am-12 noon Monday 20 February 2017

St John’s Hall, 66 Carters Road



Rolleston Public Meeting

9:30am-11:30am Wednesday 22 February 2017

2 Norman Kirk Drive




Representatives of community organisations are invited to attend the public meeting

At the meeting you can:

  • have a say about your community funding needs and priorities
  • hear a report from the LDC Chair on the 2015/16 funding decisions
  • Find out about the COGS 2017 Election nomination process
  • find out more about COGS funding and the New On-line System for making requests.




For further information contact:




Kind regards,



Serena Peychers | Community Team Admin Support
Waimakariri District Council Community Team
[email protected]
Customer Service: 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834
Phone: 03 311 8902 | Ext: 8532

Project Aitutaki - Funding Launches today

Kia Orana, Kia Ora, Hello All,


A group email, to let you know that our funding campaign for Project Aitutaki is now live!


That means you can go to the following website: www.startsomegood.com/training-the-cook-islands-future-leaders and donate, or share with your friends/networks to support us.


Supporting the funding campaign in the first few days is important to get things off to a good start.


Here’s a couple of video’s (Youtube links) explaining the project: 1 - https://youtu.be/1-gbKljItwk 2 - https://youtu.be/O-8UfVs_YMs.


Attached is a PDF & JPEG (smaller file size than PDF) in case you want to share these with your people.


Also, here is the link to our Facebook page which has posts about the project you could share: https://web.facebook.com/FutureLeadersLtd/


I appreciate your support.


Meitaki, Cheers

4637708DA - EthnicCommunitiesDevelopmentFund-infosheetV2.pdf
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Hi All
Please share this mail and attachment with our members.


Neighbourhood Week 2016 - Applications are now open
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Please feel free to pass this around your networks


Neighbourhood Week 2016

We are pleased to let you know that applications are now open to apply for a small subsidy from Christchurch City Council Community Boards.


Please see below for more information about Neighbourhood Week 2016, please visit the website www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/events-and-festivals/annual-events/neighbourhoodweek/

Attached please find the application form/guidelines.


Closing date for applications to be received back is:  19 August 2016, 5pm.




Neighbourhood Week is back 28 October to 6 November 2016! It's about bringing people together, so why not organise a local gathering to get to know your neighbours, community, family group, or sports team!


Have you ever wanted to organise a Neighbourhood gathering?  Do you want to get to know the people who live close to you? Perhaps you've always wanted to put on a BBQ for the whole street...

Neighbourhood week is about bringing people closer together, and celebrating the unique and diverse flavour of each neighbourhood. A neighbourhood could also be a small group of families at a local kindergarten, play centre, kohanga reo, school, church or a community group who share a common desire to build a strong community together.

Neighbourhood Week is the brainchild of the Shirley-Papanui Community Board, which held the first event in 1998. Each year, it has grown to the point that it is now being promoted annually by the Christchurch City Council and nationwide by Neighbourhood Support. The Christchurch Neighbourhood Week Team works closely with Neighbourhood Support.


A small subsidy is available from Christchurch City Council Community Boards to help you organise something in your neighbourhood.

Applications for subsidies close on 19 August 2016 at 5pm.

Send your completed application form to [email protected]nz or post to Neighbourhood Week, Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73020, Christchurch 8154.

Please visit the Neighbourhood Week website:  www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/events-and-festivals/annual-events/neighbourhoodweek/




Small Grants Nominations 2016
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Niu Economic & Enterprise Development Trust

Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

PO Box 32102, Linwood, Christchurch

Phone: 03 9409480


Hi there

Nominations are currently being sought for community representatives on the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board Small Grants Fund Assessment Committee. The Committee will comprise three community members and three Community Board members.   


The Small Grants Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to eligible not-for-profit groups whose activities provide opportunities in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage. The emphasis for the Small Grants Fund is to assist projects that enhance community groups' capacity and/or increase participation in their activities.


Voluntary Community Representatives on the Small Grants Fund Assessment Committees should (ideally) have:

·        Interest and involvement in community issues/groups;

·        Some experience in committee processes;

·        Knowledge of various communities of interest; and

·        The ability to be articulate and assertive.


The term of office is from August 2016 to August 2017 and is on a voluntary basis. You would be required to attend a briefing and must be available to attend the decision meeting on a date to be confirmed.


The Community Board will appoint members to reflect the local community character, with representatives coming from areas of interest disabled, sport and recreation, arts and culture, welfare and social services, environment and heritage.

Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 29 June 2016. For more information and a nomination form please contact Brenda Preston on 941 5175 or [email protected].




You're invited to Rātā Foundation Funding Fairs
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Hello Trustee
You are invited to the following event:



Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

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Attend Event



Event registration is by invitation only. Register with your email address to attend this event.


Rātā Foundation will be visiting a town near you to give an overview of our grants programme and our funding areas and what these changes will mean for you.   You will then have the opportunity to talk with one of our friendly funding team about these changes and what it may mean for your organisation.

We have two new funding programmes organisations can apply under :

?         Small Grants Programme – requests for $20,000 or less

?         Large Grants Programme – requests $20,000 and over

Please see below for dates, times and venues for the Funding Fairs.  We’re really looking forward to being in your community and talking with you. 

In the meantime if you have any questions please check out the Funding section of our website http://www.ratafoundation.org.nz/funding to learn How We Fund and What We Fund or simply call one of our team on 0508 266 878.

You’re welcome to forward this invitation to other people in your organisation but please note for some venues places are limited. 


Kind regards

Louise Edwards


VENUES: (Light Refreshments Provided)

Rātā Foundation Funding Fair - Christchurch 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

6.00pm - 7.30pm 

Fern Room, Christchurch Netball Centre, 455 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch


Rātā Foundation Funding Fair - Selwyn District 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

1.00 pm - 2.30pm 

Baylis Lounge, Lincoln Events Centre, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln


Rātā Foundation Funding Fair - Waimakariri District 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

6.00pm - 7.30pm 

Small Theatre and Function Room.Rangiora Town Hall, 303 High Street, Rangiora


Rātā Foundation Funding Fair - Marlborough

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

6.00pm - 7.30pm 

Awatere Hall, Marlborough Convention Centre, 42A Alfred Street, Blenheim


Rātā Foundation Funding Fairs - Tasman

Thursday, 9 June 2016

1.00pm - 2.30pm 

Motueka Memorial Hall, 8 Pah Street, Motueka


Rātā Foundation Funding Fair - Kaikoura

Thursday, 9 June 2016

1.00pm - 2.30pm 

Supper Room, Kaikoura Memorial Hall, 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura


Rātā Foundation Funding Fair - Nelson

Thursday, 9 June 2016

6.00 pm - 7.30pm 

Victory Community Centre, 2 Totara Street, Nelson 


Rātā Foundation Funding Fairs - Christchurch

Friday, 10 June 2016

1.00 pm - 2.30pm 

Cafe Lounge, McFaddens Centre, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch







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2016 COGS Funding Round is Open
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Kia ora

COGS Changes 2016/17

The COGS 2016/17 funding round opened on 27 April 2016 and closes 8 June 2016.

We’ve listened to customer feedback and to make things easier, we’ve made some changes for the 2016 funding round.

Briefly, we’ve replaced the COGS online grant agreement requiring two signatories with Terms and Conditions that can be reviewed and accepted before submitting a COGS request online. Only one signature is now required to submit a request.

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions must happen before a COGS request can be submitted online.

The full set of changes can be viewed on the Community Matters website:


We encourage you to submit your request well before the closing date.

Please note that there will be a planned outage to the online application system between 5AM and 12PM on Sunday 1 May due to an upgrade of the RealMe login service.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Ngā mihi nui


Community Operations 
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 

Level 3, 7 Winston Ave, Papanui 8053 or  PO Box 4033, Christchurch 8140

Free Phone 0800 824 824 | Direct Dial: +64 3 339 5538 | Mobile: +64 27 229 3173

www.dia.govt.nz | www.communitymatters.govt.nz/  /[email protected]govt.nz


Strengthening Communities Fund and Small Grants Fund - Closing Date - Saturday 30 April 2016
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

This is a friendly reminder that you need to have your applications for Strengthening Communities Funds and Small Grants Funds submitted before close off on Saturday 30 April 2016. Please note that if you think you will need assistance with your application, no staff will be available on Saturday to help you.  If you require assistance in completing your application please contact funding staff before 3.00pm on Friday 29th of April.  No late applications will be considered this year.

Strengthening Communities Fund and Small Grants Fund - Closing Date - Saturday 30 April 2016

Community funding applications open until Saturday 30 April 2016

​Community groups have until Saturday 30 April 2016 to apply for funding from Christchurch City Council's Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes.

Local organisations working grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch can apply for either the Strengthening Communities Fund (grants of over $5000) or the Small Grants Fund (grants of $5000 and under).

To assist groups in preparing for the 2016–17 funding round, the Council will run six information sessions. Session times and locations are available on the Council website​.





Brenda Preston

Community Support Officer

Community Support, Governance and Partnerships Unit

Customer and Community Group

Linwood Offices

180 Smith Street, Christchurch

Phone: 941 5175

Cellphone: 027 304 2643

[email protected]


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