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Hamilton City Council’s Multi-Year Community Grant – New Zealand

Hamilton City Council’s Multi-Year Community Grant – New Zealand

Deadline: 13-Nov-20

Hamilton City Council’s Multi-Year Community Grant is now encouraging to support the operational management of community infrastructure. The community gathering spaces, to deliver services, programmes and activities that benefit the social, cultural, arts and environmental wellbeing of communities in Hamilton.

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The word ‘community’ is used in its broadest sense: it signals that Multi-year grants programme will support the social, cultural, arts and environmental wellbeing of Hamilton people and neighborhoods.

Funding consideration will be given to community organizations which:

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Strengthen participation across diverse communities;
Build the capability of communities to become sustainable;
Work collaboratively across the community sectors.
What will be funded?

Multi-Year Community Grants will fund organizations for operating costs delivering:

A multi-purpose space available for the community to utilize;
Opportunities for the wider community to increase social connection;
Programmes and activities delivered in the facility that addresses the needs of the local community;
Capacity building organizations of specific communities of place, identity or interest within Hamilton.
What will not be funded?

Projects or operational costs already substantially funded by Hamilton City Council.
Retrospective funding, i.e. Projects that have already started or have been completed.
Political organizations or social clubs.
Repayment of debt, Loan, mortgage repayments or investments of any kind.
All applications must be accompanied by:

The applicant’s annual financial accounts.
(The annual accounts should comply with current NZ GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practice in New Zealand) as outlined in the Charities Amendment Act 2014).
The applicant’s statement of financial position showing year to date income and expenditure, this needs to be no greater than six months old.
A budget outlining your expected income and expenses for the next 3 years.
Accountability must have been received for previous grants before any new grant application will be processed.
Current proof of bank account in the name of the applicant group for each account held.
A printed bank deposit slip with the name and account details of the applicant group.
Who can apply?

Applicants must be a legally constituted community group or organization registered with charities services (not for profit, charitable trust, incorporated society), which:
Are located in Hamilton;
Are sustainable and have the capacity to deliver agreed outcomes;
The word ‘community’ is used in its broadest sense: it signals that our multi-year grants programme will support the social, cultural, arts and environmental wellbeing of Hamilton people and neighborhoods.
Requirements

All successful applications will be required to complete a grant agreement prior to payment of the grant.
Successful applicants must adhere to the funding reporting requirements as prescribed by Council.
All recipients of community grants will provide periodic accountability reports documenting how their activities have contributed to the objectives for which the funding was allocated.
Recipients that fail to submit acquittal reports, or that have not spent the money in accordance with the application/contract shall not be eligible for any further Council grants until:
Accountability conditions have been met and/or grant monies returned and;
the organization can demonstrate their ability to meet Council’s eligibility criteria for a grant;
And the organization is capable of delivering the project outcomes of which they are making an application for.
In addition to the general requirements above, successful applicants will also;

Provide six-month reports, documenting how their activities have contributed to the objectives for which the funding was allocated.
A Hamilton City Council staff member will visit and meet with all multi-year community grant recipients on an annual basis. The purpose of the visit is to build a relationship between Hamilton City Council and the grant recipient as well as inform on progress and development.
All multi-year grant recipients will be invited to and an annual network meeting hosted by Hamilton City Council. The purpose of this meeting is to build collaboration and cohesion among multi-year community grant recipients and provide an opportunity for feedback on Council processes and systems.
For more information, visit https://www.hamilton.govt.nz/our-city/community-development/useful-info/communityfunding/Pages/Multi-Year-Community-Grant.aspx

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