Community Board Grants

Applications for our Community Board Grants are now closed. 

Applications are open each year for the month of July.

Each Community Board area has a contestable grants pool to encourage and support not-for-profit organisations that have a positive impact on the community.

The grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or the maintenance of facilities that benefit our communities.

Event sponsorship funding applications for all Community Board areas are also to be submitted through this Community Board grant programme.

Every year we get a huge number of applications and the fund is limited. We realise there will be a lot of groups and organisations doing it tough with the fall out of COVID-19 so we suggest in the applications, if they can also demonstrate how this has impacted on them, that helps the Boards make informed decisions.

For the full criteria and application forms, see below or download the documents on the right-hand side of this page.

You can email your completed application form to our Customer Services team. Email:

The 2021/2022 grant values available in each area are:

  • Coromandel/Colville Board Community - $25,000
  • Mercury Bay Community Board - $24,000
  • Whangamatā Community Board - $60,000
  • Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000
  • Thames Community Board - $75,000