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Community Development Fund Policy
Discretionary Grant Application
Waitomo District Council provides a Discretionary Grants budget each nancial year to
assist community clubs, groups and organisations. Applications are considered and
determined on a quarterly basis.
The focus of the Discretionary Grant Fund (DGF) is in providing community assistance for
the ‘not for prot’ sector in order to create a strong social base and meet local needs.
To be eligible for funding assistance applicants need to demonstrate that the activity
to be funded will benet a group or groups of residents and ratepayers of the Waitomo
The DGF does not support funding applications submitted by individuals. Organisations
and groups must operate within Waitomo District, be able to present annually reviewed
or audited nancial statements and reports, and must be:
• An Incorporated Society
• A Registered Charitable Trust
• Controlled or co-ordinated by an arm of Central or Local Government
• Controlled by an association of persons under an adopted constitution rules
• A Limited Liability Company fully owned by one of the above and operating for
Applications should include a prole summary of your group/organisation including
purpose, activities, services, goals and objectives.
Groups Subject to Additional Conditions
Education Based Groups
The DGF will not fund education based activities which should, in the view of a
reasonable person, be the responsibility of their primary funder i.e Ministry of Education.
The fund only supports projects sponsored by education providers where there is a clear
general community benet that will be derived from such a project.
The DGF does not fund For-Prot Groups.