Betty Campbell Accommodation Assistance Grants

This grant helps not-for-profit community groups delivering services to promote social well-being for Wellingtonians with their rental costs.

First-time applicants

Read the information on this page, then register and apply online through our funding portal:
Funding Portal - Apply Online

Check your application status

If you've already applied for funding, you can log in to the funding portal to check the status of your application or add information.

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Value of grant

Grants are allocated once a year, subject to available funds. The maximum subsidy is limited to 30% of rental, up to $10,000.

About this grant

The Council seeks to work with community groups that:

  • provide direct services to promote social wellbeing for Wellington residents (Social wellbeing means living in a supportive, ongoing community and having access to shelter, education, food and income.)
  • contribute to building community capability and/or capacity for promoting social wellbeing for Wellington residents by providing coordination and support for other groups. Supporting other groups might mean providing training opportunities, support services, or guidance to other groups.
  • are located within Wellington city and surrounding suburbs and whose services are accessible to all Wellingtonians.

Accommodation assistance grants:

  • will generally be allocated for periods of 3 years at a time, but may be made for shorter periods where this is more appropriate
  • may be made for reduced amounts in subsequent years as community groups gain independence from the fund
  • will be made keeping in mind other policies such as having wheelchair access
  • may be made to community groups submitting joint proposals for office space, or proposals where a sharing of resources or space is indicated
  • will only be made to groups, or clusters of groups, requiring office accommodation for 30 or more hours per week.

Criteria

  1. Provide direct services to promote social well-being for Wellington residents (Social wellbeing means living in a supportive, ongoing community and having access to shelter, education, food and income.)
  2. Contribute to building community capability, and / or capacity for promoting social wellbeing for Wellington residents, by providing coordination and support for other groups.
  3. Office space is located within the Wellington rate-paying area and the organisation offers services that are accessible to all Wellingtonians.
  4. Are groups, or clusters of groups, renting accommodation for 30 or more hours per week.
  5. Are not-for-profit.
  6. Observe the required reporting and accountability standards.
  7. Plan for long-term sustainability (in line with the Council's goal of developing self-sustaining communities).
  8. Have effective management and governance.
  9. Demonstrate how they contribute to building community capability and / or capacity.
  10. Demonstrate how they reduce social disadvantage for Wellington residents.
  11. Services and accommodation are physically and financially accessible to intended users.
  12. Take a lead in providing coordination, support or guidance for other groups.
  13. Are seen as actively contributing to the city's social infrastructure by helping to grow capability and capacity within and between community groups.
  14. Are in line with the Council's policies and programmes, such as Accessible Wellington, Positive Ageing Policy and the Intercultural Framework.

More information

Mark Farrar
Senior Advisor, Funding Team

Phone 04 803 8525
Mobile 021 227 8525
Email mark.farrar@wcc.govt.nz
Fax 04 801 3124