Single-Year Community Grant

​The ​2022 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 $300,000.  The fund is for projects and activites taking place from May to January.


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 May 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 May

How must applications be made?

  1. All applications must be made through the Hamilton City Council online system.
  2. No paper applications will be accepted.

​​​​Click here to view the 2021 recipients.

Page reviewed: 01 Mar 2022 10:37am