Applications Open to STDC’s Community Initiative Fund
Applications are open to the South Taranaki District Council’s Community Initiatives Fund.
South Taranaki District Council group manager of community and infrastructure services, Fiona Aitken says the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) replaces the previous practice whereby groups applied for money during the Council’s Long Term and Annual Planning process.
“With the CIF, organisations can apply each year from July and will be allocated grants from a set pool of money,” says Aitken. “The fund is designed to support community initiatives and activities that will make positive contributions to the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of the community. Applicants should also see this as a complementary funding source not a primary one, and priority may be given to applicants who can demonstrate they are seeking other sources of funding.”
Aitken says the pool of money available in the Community Initiative Fund is established every three years through the Council’s Long-Term Plan budget setting process. “This year the Fund has $67,460 available to distribute (from an original pool of approximately $240,000) due to previous grants being allocated over a three year period,” she says.
Further information and application forms for the Community Initiative Fund can be found on the South Taranaki District Council website southtaranaki.com under Funding and Grants
Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 24 August 2022.