31 January 2012
Applications for funding from the Christchurch City Council’s various community grants gets underway in the next few weeks, with the Strengthening Communities fund the first to open on Wednesday 15 February.
Chair of the Funding Committee, Councillor Barry Corbett, says as the applications rounds start up, the Council will be holding information seminars to ensure community organisations are fully informed.
“We will be hosting drop-in sessions over the coming weeks to ensure community organisations have a chance to seek information and get any queries answered before they submit their applications for community funding.”
The Public Grant Funding Information Seminars will be held on the following days:
Wednesday 8 February – 10am – 12 noon at the Beckenham Service Centre boardroom
Wednesday 8 February – 6pm – 8pm at the Linwood Service Centre boardroom
Thursday 9 February – 6pm – 8pm at the Papanui RSA meeting room.
Applications for funding from the Small Grants Fund open on 16 April and close 31 May 2012. Funding is available for citywide projects and local ward projects, with a maximum funding request of $5000.
Applications for funding from the Discretionary Response Fund are open throughout the financial year (1 July to 30 June).
Along with the information seminars, there will be drop-in clinics for the first three Tuesdays in March:
Tuesday 6 March – 2pm – 4pm at the Beckenham Service Centre boardroom
Tuesday 13 March – 10am – 12 noon at the Shirley Library
Tuesday 20 March – 2pm – 4pm at the Upper Riccarton Library.
Mayor Bob Parker says: “Following an unsettling time in the city over the past 18 months, these grants provide an opportunity for the community to push forward with their plans for 2012 and will help support communities as they get back to a sense of normality.”
More information on community grants funding can be found here..