The 18/19 Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme Open for applications on Monday 4 March 2019 and close Friday 12 April 2019. It has a total value of $83,640 to distribute for FY2018/2019.
Applications are accepted from private individuals, iwi or Māori groups, community groups, trusts and other organisations who will be able to apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Potential applicants can find the grant guidelines, FAQ’s, and a link to the online application portal on the council website by searching ‘heritage funding’. The application form will be available to applicants once the grant round has opened.
The Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme will provide grants to projects that advance historic heritage outcomes identified in the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan, the Auckland Unitary Plan and the Heritage Incentives Framework.
Applicants will be able to request financial assistance for projects which promote the conservation, protection and restoration of regionally significant heritage places, structures, archaeological sites, and sites of cultural and spiritual significance.
Key dates for grant applications and decisions: Grant applications open 4th March 2019 Grant applications close 12th April 2019 Decision advised 4th June 2019 Work to occur after 5th June 2019
As local boards have a key role in promoting available grants to your constituents, community networks and contacts, your support in this regard is greatly appreciated.
As well as this, staff will promote the Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme using channels such as: • An email to identified stakeholders • Information provided through funding and heritage team networks • Auckland Council’s website • Support and guidance will be available to applicants by phone and email • A heritage grants information session will be held at the Ellen Melville Centre on Friday 8 March from 5 – 6pm.
The Rodney Local Board recently completed a Play Provision Assessment for all of Rodney. You may be interested in the report. This document will guide our priorities for investment in the coming years with the intention of plugging gaps in geographical spread and age appropriate equipment. It is more than about play equipment for children; active equipment is for all ages!
If your community group is considering requesting or contributing towards any play or fitness equipment, or something like a pump track, then this document will give you a good idea of whether it would be supported or not. The local board is in the process of setting our budgets for next financial year. At this time we have pencilled in $150,000 of capital money for this type of work. In addition to that, we have set aside $60,000 capital for community-led small build projects on an 80/20 share basis (community providing 80% of the value of the project which can include all voluntary hours, sponsored materials, and any pro bono design work, e.g.). We have also budgeted $20,000 operational expenditure for assisting with consultation and concept designs. Do think about how this might work for your aspirational projects and don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss. I can put you in touch with relevant council staff and advise on the benefit of doing a board deputation. Our annual budget will come out for public comment early next year, February-March, and will be finalised and approved by the Governing Body in June, ready to commit to projects from 1 July 2018. P.S. We have not fully committed all of this financial year’s budget for similar items, so it’s not too early to get in touch. Kind regards, Beth Houlbrooke The report can be found on-line here: http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2018/08/RD_20180816_ATT_7969_EXCLUDED_WEB.htm