Community Grants

The Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund aims to help residents and groups in Hobsonville Point to develop and carry out activities, events or community service projects that contribute to local wellbeing.

This assistance is provided by the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund under the umbrella of the Hobsonville Point Residents Society. Individuals or community groups can apply for up to $500 in any one year. 

To apply, fill out the application form. Applications should be emailed to the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund advisory committee at hpcgf.hprs@gmail.com or mailed to C/- 32 Meteor Street, Hobsonville Point 0616.

When you can apply
The committee meets soon after each of the four application deadline dates listed below.

  • 28 February
  • 31 May
  • 31 August
  • 30 November

Apply by 28 February for April (or later) events/activities. If successful, you would receive your requested funding in early April.

Apply by May 31 for July (or later) projects. Funding would arrive in early July. 

Apply by August 31 for October (or later) projects. Money would be paid out in early October. 

Apply by Nov 30 for January (or later) activities. Funds would be paid out in early January.

How the process works

  1. Applicant submits a grant application, with a supporting budget of up to $500 and detailed information about the planned event.
  2. The HPRS advisory committee meets to decide on successful applications and informs Auckland Foundation.
  3. Auckland Foundation’s Board meets to approve and do its own signoffs. 
  4. Auckland Foundation contacts applicants for bank account information/other paperwork and processes grant payment.
  5. The event or activity happens.
  6. Auckland Foundation follows up with applicant for a report on the activity and proof of expenditure, i.e. receipts. The foundation shares the report with HPRS so the Society knows how the event went.
  7. Applicant returns any unspent funds to Auckland Foundation.

What can be funded

  • not-for-profit projects/initiatives/ideas that contribute to Hobsonville Point’s vision of good communications, engagement and respect between members and residents.
  • Events/projects run within the boundaries of Hobsonville Point, as set by Kainga Ora’s Hobsonville Point Masterplan Map.
  • creative and fresh initiatives that support the Point as a great place to live, work, play, grow and learn.

That might include:

  • Workshops for the community
  • Sports events
  • Community gardening projects
  • Youth activities
  • Art initiatives
  • Setting up a new club or activity
  • Neighbourhood social events, such as barbecues, picnics, dances, games nights or get-togethers.

What will not be funded

  • Day-to-day operational expenses of an existing group or organisation
  • Activities run outside Hobsonville Point’s boundaries (see map). 
  • Activities aimed at promoting political parties or religious beliefs
  • Expenditure already incurred before the date of your application i.e. no retrospective applications
  • Debt servicing costs
  • Applications from non-residents
  • Projects that aim to make a profit for the applicants
  • Salaries

How applications are assessed

A group of local volunteers makes up the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund advisory committee. Their assessment is based on:

  • The amount of funds being sought as a proportion of the total sum needed. For larger, more expensive events, it is expected that the group/individual will have additional sources of funding. 
  • The size of the community group that will benefit
  • The validity of the actual expense required to undertake the proposed activity

About Auckland Foundation
The Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund is administered by Auckland Foundation. As a community foundation, it is place-based and donor-focused. It invests funds prudently to ensure long-term benefits for the community, while donors know their charitable giving is being distributed wisely.

Auckland Foundation is one of 17 community foundations across New Zealand. For more information visit www.aucklandfoundation.org.nz.

Click here to access the application form: HP Community Grants Fund Application Form once you have completed it send it to hpcgf.hprs@gmail.com with the subject heading: HPRS Community Grants.