Minutes of a meeting of the

Community Investment Funding Panel

Rōpū Whakangao Pūtea Hapori

Held in the Council Chamber, Floor 2A, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson on Monday 28 June 2021, commencing at 11.06a.m.


Present:              A White (Chairperson), Mark Preston-Thomas (delegated Chairperson), R Gordon, R Grant, V Lock and G Thomas

In Attendance:    Community Contracts Adviser (P Prestidge), Community Partnerships Adviser (B Huppler), Kaihautū (P Lee) and Governance Adviser (J Brandt)

Apology:             B Subba; A White (for lateness)


Manager Community Partnerships, Mark Preston-Thomas, assumed the Chair, as delegated by Group Manager Community Services, Andrew White, who was unable to be present for the start of the meeting.

It was noted that Kaihautū, Pania Lee, was in attendance to provide advice on Iwi Māori aspirations and organisations if required, as the appointment of a Tangata Whenua representative was still under way.

1.       Apologies

Resolved CIF/2021/001


That the Community Investment Funding Panel

1.        Receives and accepts an apology from B Subba for attendance, and from the Chairperson, A White, for lateness.

Grant/Lock                                                                                    Carried


2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

There was no change to the order of business.

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

4.       Public Forum

There was no public forum.

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1      There were no minutes for confirmation.   

6.       Chairperson's Report

Document number R25989

There was no Chairperson’s report.

7.       Community Investment Funding Allocation 2020/2021

Document number R25972, agenda pages 3 - 52 refer.

Community Contracts Adviser, Paul Prestidge, presented the report. He noted that a late application had been received and would be made available for consideration by the Funding Panel at the next meeting.

Attendance: Group Manager Community Services, Andrew White, joined the meeting at 11.18a.m. and assumed the chair.

Manager Community Services, Mark Preston-Thomas, answered questions about the origins of the residual funding and the narrow timeframe available to re-allocate the funds, as the funding was from the 2020/21 budget.

Discussion took place about the perception in the community regarding the allocation of the residual funding outside of the strategic and the small grant funding rounds.

Mr Prestidge and Mr Preston-Thomas answered questions about the initial selection and assessment process applied in order to identify and put forward suitable organisations for approval of grants from the residual funding.

The Panel discussed the application assessments provided. The Panel noted its preference to grant Whenua Iti the total amount requested.

It was agreed to amend attachment 2 (A2647006) to show agreed funding for Whenua Iti as $11,656 and $23,217 for Victory Community Centre. It was noted that this totalled $34,873, which was the entirety of the available residual funding.

The resolution was amended to reflect the agreed funding split.

Resolved CIF/2021/002


That the Community Investment Funding Panel

1.    Receives the report Community Investment Funding Allocation 2020/2021 (R25972) and its attachments (A2687430, A2598503, A2647006 and A2688729); and

2.    Approves funding for the Community Investment Fund grant applications from the the residual 2020/21 Community Investment funding ($34,873) as agreed at this meeting (Whenua Iti Outdoors $11,656; Victory Community Centre $23,217) and as listed on amended attachment (A2647006); and

3.    Notes that allocation of the three-year Community Investment Strategic Grant funding for 2021-2024 will occur at the next Community Investment Funding Panel meeting.

Thomas/Lock                                                                                Carried


1    A2647006 - Amended Attachment - Residual Funding 28Jun2021


There being no further business the meeting ended at 12.01p.m.


Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:




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