Our Community grant applications open 1 July 28 June 2018 If you are part of an organisation that provides a community service, activity or event that is not-for-profit, you could be eligible for one of our Community Board grants. Community grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit our community. Each Community Board area has a contestable grants pool to encourage and support not-for-profit organisations that have a positive impact on the community. The grant values available in each area are: Coromandel/Colville Board Community Grants - $35,000 Mercury Bay Community Board Grants - $40,000, made up of $20,000 for Community Grants and $20,000 for Mercury Bay events. Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000 Whangamata Community Board Grants - $30,000 Our Thames Community Board is not receiving applications as its grants framework is under review. The Board will announce new dates shortly. Applications for our Community Board grants close 31 July 2018. For the full criteria and application forms, check out www.tcdc.govt.nz/cbgrants2018. To see the 2017 successful applicants and projects see www.tcdc.govt.nz/cbgrants2017.