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NCC Community Assistance Fund Cut

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 submissions@ncc.govt.nz
  • Drop your form into Civic House Customer Service Centre (110 Trafalgar St, Nelson)
  • Mail to:
    Freepost 76919
    Nelson City Council
    PO Box 645
    Nelson 7040