Community Board Grants


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.

Also, due to our Annual Plan revisions and to reduce rates, some of the values have been reduced to try and help with savings. You can find out more on our website -

The grant values available in each area are:

  • Coromandel/Colville Board Community - $35,000
  • Mercury Bay Community Board - $30,000
  • Whangamata Community Board Grants - $37,000
  • Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000
  • Thames Community Board - $60,000

Applications for our Community Board grants open 1 July 2021.

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