Community groups asked to apply for council’s grants
The Matamata- Piako District Council has allocated $15,000 a year to be distributed to community groups throughout the district. The funding will be split evenly, with the Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha wards each receiving $ 5000 to assist community led projects and organisations.
If your community organisation has a high ratio of volunteers, a high degree of public access and is primarily funded from grants, donations or similar then the council encourages you to apply.
Applications will be reviewed in two funding rounds. The second funding round is now open, and closes next month.
Applications will be considered and a decision will be made at ward meetings in mid-March. All applicants will receive written confirmation in late March informing them of whether their application has been successful.
For the full criteria, see the Community Grants Policy. You can view a copy of the policy and apply on the council’s website or view a copy of the policy and pick up an application form at any council office or library.
Applications close March 4.