Changes to Community Grants - LTP consultation closed

Consultation has concluded

LTP consultation now closed

Consultation has now closed on Selwyn District Council’s Long-Term Plan (LTP) Consultation Document, Fast Forward ’28 – thank you to those who provided us with valuable feedback.

We received several hundred formal submissions and online comments on Council’s proposed key projects and activities which we’re planning over the next 10 years. All feedback on our proposals will be considered by the Council as part of its decision-making on the LTP.

Copies of the formal submissions can be viewed on the Council website from Friday 18 May.

What’s next?

Public hearings of submissions on the plan will

LTP consultation now closed

Consultation has now closed on Selwyn District Council’s Long-Term Plan (LTP) Consultation Document, Fast Forward ’28 – thank you to those who provided us with valuable feedback.

We received several hundred formal submissions and online comments on Council’s proposed key projects and activities which we’re planning over the next 10 years. All feedback on our proposals will be considered by the Council as part of its decision-making on the LTP.

Copies of the formal submissions can be viewed on the Council website from Friday 18 May.

What’s next?

Public hearings of submissions on the plan will be held on 23-24 May, and the Council will hold its deliberations on 30-31 May. The Council expects to formally adopt the Plan in late June.

Keep an eye on the Council website for updates: http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/home.


What’s proposed?
A new Community Grants Scheme to bring together various existing funding and grants programmes, promoting improved efficiency and effectiveness, equity, accountability and encouraging community-led development.

The Council has historically funded community groups and community activities and events in a variety of ways, with different types of funding administered through different systems and processes. These variations have contributed to varying levels of public awareness, access, equity, transparency and accountability.

The current budget of $719,000 includes internal operational costs as well as funding for some discretionary funding pools for community groups (including events) and funding for some Strategic Community Partnerships.

The Council is now proposing to establish a scheme that will provide new, contestable grants funding of $140,000. This will be available district-wide to assist not-for-profit community groups and clubs, as well as communities of interest working for the wellbeing of Selwyn residents.

The Community Grants Scheme will be available for Youth Development, Community Development, Environment, and Arts, Culture and Local History initiatives.

How will this be funded?

Grants to community organisations are funded by the General Rate. The proposed new fund of $140,000 is equal to $5 per ratepayer per year.

Do you support the proposal to combine the current community grant funding schemes into a single contestable scheme?

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