Information from the Council

Grants of up to $2,000 are available to support community-based projects, programmes and events that contribute to achieving positive social outcomes for people living in the Kāpiti Coast District. 

Applications are assessed against the criteria by a Council officer, and eligible applicants will be invited to speak to their application at the Grants Allocation Sub-committee meeting. A Council officer will allocate a timeslot for this.

The final decision on allocation of funding is made by the Grants Allocation Sub-committee members.

Funds available:There’s $33,800 available to support community-based projects, programmes and events that contribute to positive social outcomes in Kāpiti.
To fund:The Community Grant will be designated to the purpose of one or more of the following outcomes: building resilient, sustainable communities
encouraging greater community participation
improving the quality of life of the participants
working in partnership with a range of community groups, including iwi/hapū.
Fund open to:Any organisation or group applying for the grant must; be not-for-profit and/or must not make a profit from the project; provide a local service that contributes to community wellbeing and development; be responsive to an identified need
Grant to be used forFunds can be used for:new programmes, projects or events; improvements or enhancements to existing programmes; skill development of programme participants; training needs of workers; publicity or education material directly related to the aim of the programme; equipment which is necessary to achieve the outcomes of the programme, specified in the application; transport services where some disability is involved; administration costs to support a community-led or social service for community benefit.Funds cannot be used for:purposes that do not directly relate to the social activity/programme or event outlined in the application; projects and events where sports, fitness, leisure and arts activities are the primary purpose of the organisation or group; significant capital expenditure and infrastructure costs (i.e, buildings and facility improvements) that are subject to depreciation; ongoing costs where the applicant is not meeting any of the costs; rent, subscriptions or wages not directly related to the project, programme or event travel expenses; debt servicing; project or programmes that have already occurred; catering and alcohol costs.
Projects to take placeJuly 2022–June 2023
Forms and guides:Community Grants online application form Community Grants application form (PDF 260.14 KB) (printable)