Kaupapa - Purpose
Ngā Whāinga - Objectives
Putanga - Outcome
- Social Capital – the value of social networks. The concept of social capital is used to group together the benefits of community connections, the threads that weave society together. Social connections are fostered through a range of organisations and activities, such as participation within iwi, social services, service groups, organised sport and recreational groups, arts and cultural organisations. These connections or social relations have productive benefits.
- Community resilience – the Communities ability to spring back, withstand or recover from change, shock or difficulties.
Ngā Kaupapa ka Tautokona - Who can apply?
- Not for profit, charitable organisations and social enterprises
- Local marae, hapū, iwi
- Sports clubs, codes and regional sporting bodies delivering programmes specifically to Rotorua
- Community associations or hubs
- Multicultural and ethnic community organisations/groups
- Local arts organisations/groups
- Other community-based interest groups
- Social service providers
- Only organisations/groups active in the Rotorua district and activities specific to the benefit of Rotorua district communities will be eligible
- Children/ tamariki, rangatahi/ young people
- People with disabilities
- People who are vulnerable
- People experiencing poverty
- Ethnic minority groups
- People experiencing isolation
Ngā Kaupapa Mātua - What We'll Fund
- Make a difference to those who need it
- Adapt to a new way of working
- Respond to needs and new opportunities
- Support new ways of operating or shared resources
- Grow capability, capacity, resilience
- Use collaborative approaches
- Use innovative approaches
- Grow community participation
Kare e taunakitia e matau - We will not fund
- Funding applications from organisations for which there are clear alternative funding opportunities available will not be eligible, (e.g. Bay of Plenty Regional Council has an Environmental Enhancement Fund targeted at environmental wellbeing)
- Community organisations that provide a service to Rotorua district ratepayers associations and political groups
- Activities for which the main purpose is to promote the religious, ethical, commercial or political views of the organisation
- Retrospective funding
- Statutory functions, activities and services (e.g. education, policing, health care)
- Commercial or private organisations whose purpose is profit generation.
- Limited Companies unless you are a charitable trust
- Establishment and operation of Foodbanks
Ka hia te roa o te wā e taunakitia ai te pūtea nei, he pēhea hoki te rahi o te pūtea whānui -
How long is the funding for and how big is the fund?
There is no limit to the amount you can apply for, although we expect that most successful applicants will receive between $20,000 and $60,000.
If your funding request is over $20,000 we recommend talking with an RLC Administrator to discuss your proposal and ensure it fits the criteria before submitting your application.
Once you are sure you meet the criteria, download the online application form and scan and upload all requested supporting material. Otherwise hard copy application forms are available from our Customer Service Centre.
If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Any group benefiting from a Council lease subsidy, Rates Relief, grants or any other existing form of support must identify this when applying for Council funding.
He aha te ara whiriwhiri, he aha hoki ngā tapuwae hai whakahoki kōrero ā pūrongo nei - What is the decision making and reporting process?
How to apply