Sunday, March 3, 2024

Applications open for Thriving Communities Grants

Auckland Council’s Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Grants open today, 27 November, with a pool of $295,000 available to support community-led projects that help build inclusive and vibrant communities.

Auckland Council’s General Manager of Connected Communities, Mirla Edmundson says the grant programme’s aim is to build an Auckland where diversity is celebrated and all Aucklanders have a sense of belonging.

“This regional programme commits funding that supports a range of activities relating to whānau financial security, improving health outcomes and growing community connections.

“The fund invests in activities that fulfil Auckland Council’s obligation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In the last round of funding three Māori organisations were funded a total of 27 per cent of the allocated fund.”

In the previous funding round, Auckland Council approved grants for 13 organisations. These included the Island Base Trust – a youth mentoring project for Māori and Pasifika; the UMMA Trust – a empowerment programme for Muslim women refugees and Auckland Disability Law, which offers free legal services for disabled people on disability related legal issues.

Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Councillor Richard Hills says Auckland Council is proud to support community organisations in Tāmaki Makaurau that want to make a difference.

“These grants are for regionally significant groups, services, events and activities that benefit residents across Auckland,” he said.

“We welcome community organisations in Auckland who want to have a tangible positive impact on their communities to apply for a grant.” 

Grants of up to $60,000 are available for projects that help us support thriving communities, with applications open until 26 January 2024.

Find out more: The full eligibility criteria and funding priorities are explained in the Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Grants Guidelines, available on the Auckland Council website.

Key dates: Applications are open from 27 November 2023 until 26 January 2024. Funding decisions will be announced in April 2024.

The Ngā Hapori Momoho / Thriving Communities Strategy 2023-2024 document is available on the Auckland Council website

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