Single-Year Community Grant

​The ​2021 Single Year Community Grant applications are now closed.


Hamilton City Council's Single-Year Community Grant supports small not-for-profit community organisations that deliver services, programmes and activities that benefit the social, cultural, arts and environmental wellbeing of communities in Hamilton.

The word 'com​​munity' is used in its broadest sense: it signals that our single-year grants programme will support the social, cultural, arts and environmental wellbeing of Hamilton people and neighbourhoods.

The Single-year Grant is an annual contestable f​und of over $400,000.  The fund opens in February of each year for events and projects taking place from June.


How much can I apply for?

Maximum grant $10,000.

What will be funded?

Single-year community grants will fund organisations for:

  • Operating and administrative costs.
  • Programme development and implementation.
  • Community events and cultural festivals.
  • Equipment and resources that support the project or organisation.

Please note; this fund is for projects and activities taking place from April to January.

Who can apply?

Generally Council funds community organisations which:

  • are legally constituted not-for-profit community organisations (charitable trust or incorporated society). The applicant organisation must have a Trust Deed or Constitution with a minimum of three board or committee members. The applicant organisation must have been operating for a minimum of 12 months.
  • have the capacity to deliver the project as outlined in their application.
  • have good record keeping and operating practices e.g. annual accounts, minutes, 2 bank signatories.
  • provide services, programmes, activities or events wit​hin the Hamilton City boundary.
  • contribute to the social, arts, economic, cultural and environmental well-being of Hamiltonians.
  • agree to the terms and conditions of any potential grant as outlined in their grant agreement.
  • agree to provide further information on request.
  • agree to provide accountability for any funds received.
  • have accounted for any previous grants before any new grant application will be processed.

What will not be funded?

  • Projects or operational costs already substantially funded by Hamilton City Council.
  • Retrospective funding, i.e. Specific projects that have already started or have been completed.
  • Political organisations or social clubs.
  • Repayment of debt, Loan, mortgage repayments or investments of any kind.
  • Project costs that will be directly paid back to Hamilton City Council.

Who will be given priority?​​​

  • Organisations which meet the criteria as outlined in schedule 2 "Who can apply" and
  • Consideration will be given to the number of volunteer hours contributed and any in kind donations toward the project.
  • Preference will be given to organisations that have a total annual income under $500,000.

Who will not be funded?

Organisations who already receive a Hamilton City Council Multi-Year Community Grant.

When will I know?

Applicants will be advised in April.​​

How can I apply?

The Single-Year Community Grant applications are now closed.

​​​​Click here to view the 2020 recipients.

Page reviewed: 22 Mar 2021 10:34am