HPRS Community Grants Fund Guidelines

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. The fund will be open to receive requests for funding four times a year on or before:

31 May
31 August
30 November
28 February

To apply, fill out the application form HP Community Grants Fund Application Form. Applications should be emailed to the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund Committee at hobsonvillepoint@crockers.co.nz with subject heading HPRS Community Grants or mailed to C/- 32 Meteor Street, Hobsonville Point 0616. An acknowledgement of receipt will be issued.

The committee will meet soon after each of the dates above, and will respond to applicants promptly. To be eligible, applicants must be aiming to:

  • Deliver not-for-profit projects/initiatives to Hobsonville Point
  • Contribute to Hobsonville Point’s vision of good communications, engagement and respect between members and offer opportunities for participation in community events.
  • Undertake their project within the boundaries of Hobsonville Point, as set by HLC’s Hobsonville Point Masterplan Map.

What will be funded:

You are encouraged to consider creative and fresh initiatives that support Hobsonville Point as a great place to live, work, play, grow and learn. For example:

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

What will not be funded:

  • Day-to-day operational expenses of an existing group or organisation
  • Activities aimed at promoting political parties or religious beliefs
  • Expenditure already incurred before the date of your application or retrospective applications
  • Debt servicing costs
  • Activities held outside the Hobsonvile Point boundaries
  • Non-residents
  • Projects that aim to make a profit for the applicants
  • Salaries

How applications will be assessed:

Each application will be considered by the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund committee. All applicants will be promptly advised by email on the outcome of their funding application. The assessment will consider:

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

If you are successful in gaining funding:

  1. The HPRS advisory committee will tell Auckland Foundation it has approved your application.
  2. Auckland Foundation will contact you for bank account information/other paperwork and process the grant payment.
  3. Your event will proceed.
  4. Auckland Foundation will follow up to ask for a report on the outcomes or results of the activity and proof of expenditure (i.e. receipts). Your report should be emailed to info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz within one month of completion of the activity.
  5. Auckland Foundation will share the report with HPRS so the Society knows how the event/project went.
  6. Any unspent funds will be returned to Auckland Foundation.

Fund management
The Hobsonvile 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.