Do you belong to community group or organisation making a difference in our community and need a helping hand? Rotorua Lakes Council is encouraging not-for-profit community groups to apply for the next round of large Neighbourhood Matching Fund grants. The purpose of this fund is to bring people together to build stronger communities and neighbourhoods by providing resources for self-help projects, which link to Rotorua 2030 goals.
The priorities for this fund include:
• Bringing people together to collaborate on neighbourhood projects. • Empowering people to enhance and strengthen their own neighbourhood. • Contributing to families and whanau working, playing and talking together. • Renewing and revitalising of places and spaces within neighbourhoods. • Improving the quality of life in a specific community or neighbourhood.
All projects should be initiated, planned and implemented by people living in the Rotorua district. Every grant is matched by neighbourhood or community resources of volunteer labour, donated materials, donated professional services, or cash.
Large fund applications can be for grants between $5001 to $20,000.