- Applications must meet all specific Horowhenua Community and Social Services Grant criteria that include:
- The programme must align with the purpose of this grant
- The programme must demonstrate collaboration across community organisations
- The applicant must be a recognised and active community, not-for-profit organisation formally constituted as an Incorporated Society or Charity, (or whose parent body is formally constituted).
- The operational expenses must be incurred with the nine month period of November 2024 to July 2025.
Applications must also clearly demonstrate a link to at least one of the following Horowhenua District Council’s Strong Communities Ngā Hapori Kia Kaha – Community Wellbeing Strategy, 2021 – 2024 key principles:
Community-led development is both an outcome and a way of doing things. It is one way of achieving Horowhenua’s community wellbeing vision of Horowhenua being a safe, vibrant, inclusive and connected community.
Council’s role is to create conditions that enable community-led development to flourish and enable people and organisations to work collaboratively to achieve common objectives.
Our communities have completed projects or advocacy efforts that will drive ongoing mahi in our future neighbourhoods.
Sense of community
Promote inclusion, reduce discrimination and remove barriers to opportunity and participation, particularly for disadvantaged groups.
We have an important role to play in promoting equity and fairness, which is crucial for improving the wellbeing of all people in Horowhenua. One of our strengths is that we have strategic tools and levers to achieve positive change on a large scale.
Our communities identify with their neighbourhoods, feel connected and support one another.
Social cohesion involves building shared values and communities that anticipate opportunities, reducing disparities in wealth and income, and generally enabling people to have a sense that they are engaged in a common purpose, facing shared challenges, and that they are of the same community.
Council’s role is to foster and advocate for such opportunities. Our communities have the willingness and competency to work cooperatively.