The Consultation Document for Nelson’s Long Term Plan (2015-25) is now out. You can read a copy on the Nelson City Council website under Long Term Plan or click here to find a copy.
One point of interest is the proposed major cut to the Community Assistance Fund (pg 18/19).
The Community Assistance Fund is the range of support Council provides to not-for-profit groups in our community and includes rates remission, funding agreements, one-off grants, discounted leases and licenses and intermediary loans.
It is proposed that the Community Assistance Fund will be reduced over the next three years to $150,000 per annum (from over $400,000 per annum). That’s a cut of around 60% and will have a huge impact on our community groups and the services that they provide.
Does this concern you? Put in a submission to the NCC by midday Tuesday 28 April and have your say.
How to submit:
- Fill in the online form at nelson.govt.nz
- You can email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop your form into Civic House Customer Service Centre (110 Trafalgar St, Nelson)
- Mail to:
Nelson City Council
PO Box 645