Council's rural halls maintenance funding scheme is designed to assist with the building maintenance of halls in the rural and plains areas of Hastings. It does not cover ongoing operational costs or capital development.
In general, the policy is that for applications of more than $500, a maximum of 50 per cent of the project cost will be funded. It is expected that the applicant will fund the other 50 per cent. For applications for less than $500, it is up to the discretion of the Rural Halls Subcommittee as to what portion of the monies will be granted.
You can make an online application or download a hard copy form from the 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page. Applications are open from 1 April to 31 May each year.
The Rural Community Board has adopted the following priorities as a guideline when assessing applications to the rural halls maintenance fund.
Work required to address identified Health and Safety issues. This includes work on the structure which will maintain or improve strength to meet required standards, and improvements to soil drainage and effluent disposal systems. Other examples include:
Completion of detailed earthquake assessments and subsequent strengthening work
Work required to maintain weather tightness and protect external fabric from deterioration, for example:
Work required to ablution areas and kitchens to maintain imperviousness of floor and walls to service areas.
Please note: Work to food preparation surfaces is included in Priority 1.
Work to maintain appearance in other spaces
For further information read the Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy (available in 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page) and/or contact the Community Grants & Projects Advisor.
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