HPRS has set up a fund to offer financial assistance to residents who are keen to set up community events and projects. For some years HLC ran its own fund, which is now being handed over to HPRS to fund and manage. Grateful thanks to HLC for setting up the original scheme.
Here’s how our grant works:
Think up a great idea that will contribute to and support the Hobsonville Point community – something that will build connections between neighbours, showcase local talents and cultures, help people make new friends and make the most of our unique spot on Auckland’s Upper Harbour.
You can apply for up to $500 in any one year. Applications will be assessed by a sub-committee set up under the umbrella of the HPRS. You can find two documents here – guidelines that explain all the details, and an application form for you to fill in and email to HPCGFund@gmail.com If you’d prefer, you can print it out and snail-mail (or deliver it) to 32 Meteor St, Hobsonville Point, 0616.
When you can apply
The sub-committee meets four times each year, so you need to be thinking ahead.
The four closing dates for applications are:
So if, for instance, you had an idea in mind for an April autumn picnic in a local park, you would need to apply by 28 February. The sub-committee will meet soon after that date and you would be advised soon afterwards if your application has been approved.
NOTE the scheme does not supply money upfront but reimburses applicants for event-related expenditure. Applicants keep receipts and submit them to the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund committee (HPCGF@gmail.com) for reimbursement after the event. Payment is channeled through the Auckland Foundation, which is administering this fund on behalf of HPRS.
The Auckland Foundation is a member of the Community Foundations of New Zealand (CFNZ) and are one of 17 community foundations in New Zealand. For more information go to https://www.aucklandfoundation.org.nz