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Council manages a range of grants available to community, all with specific criteria designed to enhance the lives of residents through events, programmes, and services. All of the grants are contestable so the success of your application will depend on how well your project fits with the criteria, the priority of the type of project compared with the others, and the grants money available for allocation.

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Council manages a range of grants available to community, all with specific criteria designed to enhance the lives of residents through events, programmes, and services. All of the grants are contestable so the success of your application will depend on how well your project fits with the criteria, the priority of the type of project compared with the others, and the grants money available for allocation.

Successful recipients of council grants or funding will receive written confirmation. Upon completion of the project the applicant will need to account for how they have spent funds and share what they have achieved and learnt. 

Applications and accountability forms are submitted and managed by logging into your account via our online Grants Portal

More information can be found in the Community Funding Policy  or by contacting funding@chbdc.govt.nz

Smarty Grants 

Smarty Grants is an online portal which offers grant makers the opportunity for more efficient, effective and transparent management of grants from application to accountability. 

From July 2022 all applications to funds managed by the Central Hawke's Bay District Council will be managed via the Smarty Grants Online Grants Portal. 

Other funding opportunities 

Hawke's Bay Funding is a local service that lists all available funding opportunities across Hawke’s Bay. There are many funding organisations around Hawke’s Bay that support charitable organisations in their efforts to work with and strengthen our communities.

The search engine is powered by Generosity and lists available funding from local councils, community trusts, gaming trusts, national funding organisations and more.

Central Hawke's Bay Funding Roadshow

On Monday 4th April 2022 funders with the Hawke's Bay Funders Forum came together to present information to the community about funding they have available. 

The session was livestreamed and recorded. If you missed it you can view it by clicking on this link: 

https://fb.watch/cDgxAHDpxQ/

Click here for a copy of the powerpoint presentation

 Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (Council) through its Environmental and Sustainability Strategy (the Strategy) has set an intent and direction to more purposefully control its impact on the environment and to be a leader in promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly practice in Central Hawke’s Bay. Through project THRIVE, residents voiced a want to protect and enhance the place they call home in Central Hawke’s Bay. The Strategy provides direction and guidance as to how Council will play its part and support others to play theirs including through the provision of funding.

Community groups or members can apply for Environmental and Sustainability funding by logging into your Smarty Grants account via our online Grants Portal

 

TheEnvironmental and Sustainability Fund (the Fund)seeks to support Communitybasednot-for-profitorganisationsor individualsthatsupport our community toTHRIVE.

 

Creative Communities Scheme Funding

Local Arts & Activities

Dance  -  Workshops  -  Exhibitions  - Concerts  -  Arts Equipment -  Youth Arts Events

    Applications for Creative Communities Scheme funding open twice a year in February and August.

Applications towards the Creative Communities Scheme can be made by logging into your Smarty Grants account via our online Grants Portal

The fund is available for distribution to local groups, or individuals for the funding of local arts projects and activities. 

The proposed project must meet one or more of the three funding criteria: 

  • Encourage broad community involvement
  • Support cultural diversity
  • Enable young people to actively participate in the arts.

Refer to the CCS Application Guide for assistance with completing an application. Refer to the Community Funding Policy listed above for information about eligibility. 

Click here to view the successful applicants from the August 2022 round. 

For further information regarding the scheme, please contact us on on 857 8060 or email funding@chbdc.govt.nz

The Community Voluntary Organisation Support (CVOS) funding round opens in July each year.

Refer to the Community Funding Policy listed above for information about eligibility. Applications towards the Community Voluntary Organization Support Fund can be made by logging into your Smarty Grants account via our online Grants Portal

About the Scheme

The Community Voluntary Organisation Support (CVOS) Fund is available to community based voluntary non-profit organisations domiciled in Central Hawke’s Bay. 

It is made up of two categories –

Category 1 -A pool of $10,000 of funding to support Voluntary Organisations seeking grants for New Community Initiatives. Category 1 funding is for Community Groups who have not received funding from CVOS, or the Community Initiatives Fund previously, or from groups who have received funding but are applying for a new project.

AND

Category 2 –A pool of $20,000 for ongoing support to existing community groups who provide community services to all of Central Hawke’s Bay.

For any further information please contact us on 857 8060 or via email: funding@chbdc.govt.nz

CVOS-Successful-Applicants-2021.pdf

The Community Pride & Vibrancy fund seeks to support community opportunities to create pride and vibrancy in Central Hawke’s Bay.  The fund supports projects that are an activity, programme or development that will occur in a public space and promotes our community to THRIVE.

Applications for the Community Pride & Vibrancy fund are open and may be submitted at any time by logging into your Smarty Grants account via our online Grants Portal.  Applications must be submitted at least one month before the planned start date of your activity, event or project.

Successful applications will result in outcomes that support our communities identity, attract people’s interest, inspire and engage people and overall, contribute to a sense of community. Applications to the fund may not always be monetary and could include the provision of material, labour or other support.

The funds available each financial year are

  • Year 2 2019/20                   $15,000
  • Year 3 2020/21 onwards $20,000

By resolution of the elected council, this fund may increase or decrease.  Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils financial year is 1 July – 30 June.

For further information about eligibility or the application process refer to the Community Funding Policy listed above or you can contact us on 857 8060 or via email: funding@chbdc.govt.nz . 

The Eric Tate Scholarship was established in 1984 by Mr Eric Tate (now deceased) of Napier and formerly a resident of Waipawa.

The scholarship shall be awarded only to students who normally reside in the area served by the former Waipawa District High School and the townships of Ongaonga, Tikokino and Otane, and who have spent the greater part of their secondary education (the decision of the Trustees on this requirement to be final) at Central Hawke's Bay College.

The scholarships shall be awarded to students to assist them in pursuing a full time course of tertiary education.

Each scholarship awarded initially for a period of one year and may be extended to a maximum of two years at the discretion for the trustees if the scholarship holder achieves satisfactory academic results in their first year of study.

The Trustees of the Scholarship are:

  • The Principal of Central Hawke’s Bay College 
  • Her Worship the Mayor, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council 
  • Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council 

Applications are to be lodged with the Principal, Central Hawke’s Bay College by the end of October each year.

For further information please contact Central Hawke's Bay College or the Council.

Applications for 2022 are now open!

The Waipawa Building Society Scholarship Trust was established in 1990 by the Waipawa County Permanent Building and Investment Society and is administered by the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council as ‘Custodian Trustee’.

The scholarship is up to the value of $1000 and awarded for tertiary education in New Zealand of any person or persons whose place of residence is within the Central Hawke’s Bay District. 

If you have any questions please contact the Governance Officer on 06 857 8060 or email governance@chbdc.govt.nz

Download application form for 2022 here. You can also collect these from the Council Building 28-32 Ruataniwha Street Waipawa.

Applications close on Monday 31 October 2022.

The following criteria are taken into consideration when allocating funds to applicants:

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Central Hawke’s Bay
  2. The applicant must be intending to attend, or actually attending a course of tertiary education
  3. The extent to which the applicant will sustain financial hardship by attending the course
  4. The applicant should be capable of improving their future educational prospects by attendance at the course
  5. That excepting extreme financial hardship, preference be given to those applicants who have not previously received funds from the Trust
  6. That excepting special circumstances, preference be given to applicants attending the first year of tertiary education

The Trustees of the Scholarship are:

  • Her Worship the Mayor, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council 
  • Chief Executive, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council 
  • One Ruataniwha Ward Councillor (appointed by Council)
  • Waipawa and Districts Lions Club representative
  • Waipukurau Rotary Club representative

Applications for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund are closed and will open each year in November.

The Rural Travel Fund is a partnership between Sport New Zealand and local authorities to assist the development of junior sport in rural communities by providing a travel subsidy.

Applications towards the Rural Travel Fund can be made by logging into your Smarty Grants account via our online Grants Portal

sport

 

The Rural Travel Fund has been developed to support the participation in sport by young people living in rural communities.

Sport New Zealand have outlined 4 key priorities for rural communities:

  1. Developing a rural participation strategy
  2. Distributing a one-off rural travel fund
  3. Investing in active communities
  4. Establishing new sport and physical activity coordinators in rural high schools

The rural travel fund is designed to help subsidise travel for junior teams participating in local sport competition.

Eligibility:

Application for the Rural Travel Fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5 and 18 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

The following criteria will be applied:

  • A school club team is defined as participating in regular local sport competition out of school time, that excludes inter school and intra school competitions played during school time; and/or
  • A sports club team participating in organised, regular sport competition through club membership outside of school time.

Examples of eligible expenses include fuel costs and bus hire. 

  • Travel to regional or national events is NOT eligible.

You can view the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund 2021-2024 Guidelines here

You can view the list of successful 2020/2021 applications here

For more information please contact Central Hawke’s Bay District Council on 857 8060 or email: funding@chbdc.govt.nz

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