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Whanganui Community Foundation Grants

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Grant Consideration and Closing Dates 2018

 

Quick Response Grants ($10,000 & Under)
Community Support Grants ($10,001 to $100,000)

 

Closing Date Meeting Date
4th Thurs of the month
Grant Round(s)
29 January 2018 22 February 2018 Quick Response,
Community Support
5 March 22 March Quick Response
5 April 26 April Quick Response
30 April 24 May Quick Response,
Community Support
5 June 28 June Quick Response
5 July 26 July Quick Response
30 July 23 August Quick Response,
Community Support
5 September 27 September Quick Response
5 October 25 October Quick Response
29 October 22 November Quick Response,
Community Support

 

High Engagement Grants

Expressions of Interest closed 24 July 2017.  You can find out more information here.

 


 

Quick Response Grants

To respond to the needs of communities through an assessment and decision process that is prompt.

Focus on activities and programmes that strengthen the communities of the Whanganui region.

 

  • Grants will be flexible and may cover seed funding, operational costs, programme costs, equipment or capacity building cost.
  • More frequent closing dates and simpler application process to ensure responsiveness to community needs.
  • Clear priorities and assessment criteria will be defined.
  • Capped at $10,000.

 

 

Community Support Grants

To respond to the needs of communities through an assessment and decision process.

Focus on high needs children 0-5 years old, youth at risk, and the isolated elderly of our communities.

 

  • Grants will be flexible and may cover seed funding, operational costs, programme costs, equipment costs or capacity building cost.
  • Four closing dates per year.  Funding rounds with a simple application process but with more supporting documentation required than for the Quick Response Grants.
  • Clear priorities and assessment criteria will be defined to allow consistent decision making.
  • Community Support Grants will be between $10,001 and $100,000.
  • Projects will be funded within budget and policy area priorities.

 

 

High Investment – High Community Engagement Grants

To create significant positive change through supporting innovative projects and practices.

Focus on high needs children 0-5 years old and youth at risk.

 

  • Includes additional support to enable organisations to work in strategic and innovative ways, and increase capacity to deliver positive outcomes.
  • One grant per year targeted at one organisation.  Multi-year funding support including high engagement with the Whanganui Community Foundation.
  • Grant will be for $100,000 per year.
  • Monitoring and evaluation focus for the duration of the grant, to understand the impact of the initiative and to support sharing of learning and dissemination of good practice.
  • Alignment with strategic objectives and identified priorities.
  • Applicants will demonstrate best practice principles.

 

 

Provisional Capital Projects Grants

To provide the provision for capital grants which create a significant beneficial impact for the communities of the Whanganui region.

 

  • Provides the opportunity for Whanganui Community Foundation to support projects of significance and apply innovative approaches.
  • Likely to have intergenerational benefit, have wide impact, and may have regional benefit.
  • May include partnership funding with other major funding partners.
  • To be used for capital projects, where the request to Whanganui Community Foundation exceeds $100,000.