We support local communities in many ways. In this section find out about our contestable community grants, event sponsorship and the creative communities schemes Funding, Sponsorship and Grants Community Grants Creative Communities Scheme Events and Sponsorship Local Economic Development Grants Purpose of our contestable grants Local Community Grants: Grants made available by each Community Board to support local activities and initiatives. Local Community Event Sponsorship: Grants made available by each Community Board to support local events (either through a dedicated event fund or via the Community Grant programme). Local Economic Development Grants: The Thames and Coromandel-Colville Community Boards have each set up a fund to support local initiatives that will develop tourism infrastructure and visitor attractions. Major Event Fund: Grants made available by the Council to support major events. Confused? Give us a call... Which grant programme are you eligible for? Each of the grant programmes has a different set of criteria. You are welcome to apply for more than one grant, but please be aware that only one grant per organisation (per event or activity) will be granted. If after reading the criteria you have any queries about which grant programme is most applicable to your situation please contact Customer Services on 07 868 0200. Are you sick of scrambling from one funding round to the next? Would you like more people helping out with your fundraising efforts so you can work smarter, not harder? We partner with exult to help groups work out templates and examples for sponsorship packages, letters, proposals, contracts and more. Follow exult on Facebook, check out their website www.exult.co.nz and sign up to the newsletter for more.