Tiaki Fund

Helping you beautify your community

Does your area need a spruce up? Want to care for your local environment? We want to help you lead a successful environmental or beautification project in your community.

That’s why we’re offering grants of up to $1,000 per project towards the cost of locally led projects in South or East Auckland.

Whether it’s a waste clean-up, community mural, native planting or something else - if you want to make a difference in your community, we want to help you make it happen!

Community volunteers clean up a stream in South Auckland.

Funding is available for:

  • Waste clean-ups

  • Community murals

  • Graffiti guarding

  • Native planting to prevent graffiti

  • Clearing weeds/vegetation to open up a space
     

Funding grants are available to:

  • Schools and ECEs

  • Neighbourhoods

  • Community Groups

  • Youth Groups

  • Marae

  • Workplaces
     

Have a project in mind that isn’t on the list? Get in touch, we may be able to help!

What are the eligibility criteria?


ALL of the below criteria must be met to be eligible for funding:

  • ​The funding must be used in South Auckland, i.e. within the Local Board areas: Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu or Howick.
    Click here to find your local board.
  • The funding must be intended to be used between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022
  • The applicant must represent ONE of the following:
    • School or ECE
    • Neighbourhood
    • Community Group
    • Youth Group
    • Marae
    • Workplace
  • The work undertaken in relation to the funding must be a volunteer effort. Funding is not available for costs like wages and contractors.
  • Once your funded project is finished, you agree to fill in a short accountability report and send it to the Beautification Trust along with a few photos of your project. Any receipts must accompany this report.
Additionally, at least one of the below criteria must be met to be eligible for funding:
  • Project contributes to preventing graffiti
  • Project contributes to communities feeling safer
  • Project contributes to inspiring pride in communities
If your project is not eligible for funding, please contact us. There may be other ways we can help. There is a limited funding pool available. The decision to award funding is at the discretion of the Beautification Trust and will be based on the merit of applications. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a funding grant. There is a limit of one funding grant per group, per year.




What is the funding process?


Application deadlines are the end of each month. After careful consideration we will be in touch to let you know our decision within two weeks following each month’s deadline.

There is a limited funding pool available. The decision to award funding is at the discretion of the Beautification Trust and will be based on the merit of applications. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a funding grant. There is a limit of one funding grant per group, per year.

We can fund projects by way of purchase order, vouchers or credits with our preferred supplier range. Otherwise we will reimburse the agreed funding once we have received and approved your receipts.

Our preferred suppliers are:

If your project has any specific health and safety requirements, or your project requires goods and services that aren’t covered by these suppliers, please get in touch and we will see how we can help.




If I am successful, what do I need to include in my Accountability Report?


After your funded project is complete, we require you to complete an Accountability Report. We will send you a template to fill out. Here is the information we will require:

  • Your name
  • Your project name
  • Date completed
  • Project highlights
  • Project challenges
  • Number of adults involved
  • Number of youth (under 18) involved
  • Hours worked on the project in total
  • Total amount spent from funding
  • Breakdown of expenses
  • Photos, including your team, before, progress and after photos of project
  • Any other feedback you’d like to submit





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Ready to apply for funding? Fill out our online application form. 

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Special thanks to Auckland Council for helping fund the Tiaki Fund programme.

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