Rental Grants Available for Local Community Groups

8 May 2009

Wellington City Council is encouraging local groups that help the community to apply for help with their rent, through the Betty Campbell Accommodation Assistance fund.

The fund is for not-for-profit community groups and organisations that promote social well-being for Wellington City residents.

To be eligible, groups must be based in the Wellington City rate-paying area and require accommodation for at least 30 hours a week.

The fund is now allocated once a year in May. The maximum subsidy is 30% of rental, up to $10,000.

The grants are usually for periods of three years at a time and can be gradually reduced as some groups gain independence from the fund.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm, Friday 29 May.

For more information about grants, including a grants calendar, application forms, seminar dates, past allocations and guides to completing your application, visit the Grants section or phone the Council on (04) 499 4444.