Ohope Beach Community Board Fund
||The Ohope Beach Community Board Discretionary Fund provides financial assistance for local initiatives that benefit the communities within the Ohope Community Board area.|
Who can Apply
Any community group or voluntary organisation domiciled in the Ohope Community Board area can apply for a grant from the fund.
How and When to Apply
Applications are accepted throughout the year subject to funding availability – there is no set application period.
To apply, complete the Discretionary Fund Application Form (.doc, 334Kb) and send your application to:
Whakatane District Council
Private Bag 1002
How Your Application is Assessed
Applications are considered by the Community Board at their next meeting, as they come to hand. Community Board meetings are held every six weeks. Applicants are notified of the decision within a week of that meeting.
Decisions are Made Against the Following Criteria
That the Ohope Beach Community Board Discretionary Fund is to be used for the purposes of:
- purchasing of work(s) of art for public reserves
- providing seeding funding for community projects
- purchasing of additional support services and expert opinion
- providing seeding funding for community events
- supporting community projects
- promotion and advertising.
Examples of Successful Applications
Examples of successful applications include the following:
- beach summer festival
- Mid Winter Swim
- arts and food festival
- Ohope Paradise 2000
- kiosk proposal
- fun run/walk
- family concert
- remake of the tennis courts.
Recipients of the Community Board Discretionary Fund are required to complete an organisational receipt form within which they must:
specify how the grant was spent and attach evidence of expenditure such as receipts, invoices or signed statements by the club's accountant
report the benefits of having received the assistance.
Find out More
For further information on the Ohope Beach Community Board Discretionary Fund contact Customer Services on 07 306 0500.