A simple and fairer way for community groups and events to get a slice of the funding pie is being proposed. Feedback on the Draft Community Grants Policy is now open and will close at 5pm on August 11. Creating a new community grants policy, which features local and regional programmes, has been proposed. Councillor George Wood says the current system is confusing and time-consuming for applicants. See shapeauckland.co.nz to make a submission. Copies are also available at Auckland Council libraries, customer service centres and local board offices.