Community Venue Assistance Fund

This fund helps with creating community space and venues where services and activities contribute to social wellbeing.

Value

There is $55,000 available to allocate in 2013/14. The maximum grant is for 30 percent of the annual rental or lease cost or $15,000, whichever is less. Applications can also be made for support towards specific costs.

About the grant

The venue should provide a multi-purpose community space to run activities to meet the needs of the community. Community development and community capability building should be a core function of the applicant organisation.

The applicant organisation has to have a management committee to manage the facility. Preference will be given to projects which support multiple user groups.

Criteria

Community venue assistance is intended to help with the creation of spaces for use by the community. The venue must be used to deliver services and activities that contribute to the social wellbeing focus areas.

  1. Projects must provide for a multi-purpose community space to run activities that meet the needs of the community.
  2. Community development and community capability building is a core function of the applicant organisation.
  3. The applicant organisation has a management committee to proactively manage the facility.
  4. The applicant organisation has an active membership of 20 or more, excluding the committee, and the membership list is available for public inspection.
  5. There is a demonstrable gap or need for the facility.
  6. The Council does not support similar venues in the local area or suburb.
  7. The applicant organisation may only receive funding in two consecutive years.
  8. The maximum grant is for 30% of the annual rental or lease cost or $15,000, whichever is the lesser.
  9. Preference will be given to projects which support multiple user groups.

Your project will also need to meet the Social and Recreation Fund Criteria.

More information

Funding Advisor

Phone 04 803 8562
Email funding@wcc.govt.nz