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New grants to support community sector

June 03, 2016 at 9:34 AM

New grants to support community sector leadership and social enterprise

*From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse*

Social enterprise and community sector leadership organisations can now apply for grants under a new Community Leadership Fund – Hapori Whakatipu.

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew said "The new contestable fund provides up to $500,000 annually to support the development of community sector leadership and social enterprise." She said, "With this fund we are supporting organisations that will provide guidance and support to smaller organisations across the country."

The priorities of the fund are: "to support collaboration and connection across social enterprise, volunteering, and community led-development. The fund complements other grants available for operational and project costs for individual community organisations."

Applications for the Community Leadership Fund - Hapori Whakatipu are open until 15 June 2016.

More information and resources, including funding criteria, are available on the Community Matters website.

Background information

New Community Leadership Fund announced, Beehive: Jo Goodhew, 03.05.2016