Sunday, 09 August 2020


TCDC Community grant applications open 1 July

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 the Thames Coromandel District Council Community Board grants.

Community grants help local organisations pay for specific projects or maintenance of facilities that benefit the 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 Community Grants - $20,000 and events for Mercury Bay - $20,000.
  • Tairua/Pauanui Community Board Grants - $37,000.
  • Whangamata Community Board Grants - $30,000.

Applications for TCDC Community Board grants close 31 July 2018.

For the full criteria and application forms, check out

To see the 2017 successful applicants and projects see


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