Further information around the processes for community funding.

If you still have queries please contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.

Online applications

Our online application forms allow you to save while working on it along with attaching your supporting documents at the same time. Only fully completed online applications submitted before the closing date will be processed.

Please note that there are different forms for our full range of funds. Some funds will have only downloadable forms.

If you are having trouble completing the online form, or are unable to contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.


Late applications

Due to the volume of applications no late applications will be accepted, this is to be fair on all the applicants who apply before the closing date. You must make sure you have submitted your application by the closing date and received a confirmation email back. Contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz. if you do not.

 


Metropolitan versus Local Board applications

Metropolitan applications will be assessed by staff and presented to the Council for a decision.

Local Board applications will be assessed by staff and presented to the relevant Community Board for a decision.

See criteria for determining whether an application is Metropolitan or Local Board.


Two funding request numbers for one application

You may end up with two funding requests if your application is considered to target residents of two Community Board areas. This means that both Community Boards will look at your application at the portion relevant to their Board. You could end up receiving a grant from both Boards or only one. If you receive a grant from both Boards you will then need to return two signed funding agreement and two sets of accountability.


Notification of the outcome of your application

You will be notified via email of the outcome of your application once it has been presented at the relevant decision meeting. What decision meeting your application goes to depends on which fund you are applying to and also if it is a Metropolitan or Local Board application.

  • Strengthening Communities Fund applications should be notified of the outcome in early September.
  • Discretionary Response and Youth Development Fund applications should be notified of the outcome within two months of applying, depending on the timing of meetings.

Successful applications

Once we have received a signed funding agreement a payment will be setup. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for processing of all payments from the time we receive the signed funding agreement.

Once the payment is processed you will see a payment in your nominated bank account from CCC with the reference PXXXX (5 numbers). If you have been successful with multiple grant applications and are unsure which one it relates to please contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.


Grants do not attract GST

Organisations that are GST registered should be aware that this grant / subsidy is considered an "unconditional gift" from the Council and as such it does not attract GST.


Changing the purpose of the grant

You are required to spend the grant as per the resolution on the funding agreement. If you can no longer do this please explain your situation by contacting a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.


Unspent grant money

If you do not spend any of the granted money or you have finished your project and have not spent the entire grant you will be required to return the unspent money. To find out how to return the unspent money please contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.


Accounting for your grant

If you have received a grant from the Christchurch City Council you are required to account for it. Find out more information on Accountability.

Future funding can be withheld if accountability requirements are not met.


Some key documents

Guide to CCC Funding Outcomes, Priorities and Eligibility [PDF 46KB]

Community Grants Terms and Conditions [PDF 30KB]

Youth Development Fund guide [PDF 39KB]


Some common abbreviations

  • SCF - Strengthening Communities Fund
  • DRF - Discretionary Response Fund
  • YDF / YDS - Youth Development Fund / Youth Development Scheme

If your question is not answered above you can contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.