Community grants are made by InternetNZ to further the objects of the Society. In doing so, grant recipients are, through their work, helping to advance our charitable purpose.
The principles that govern the InternetNZ Community Grants and the Community Grants Policy Framework can be found here.
Community Projects Grant criteria
Assessment criteria are evenly weighted between the following criteria:
Alignment with purpose (weighted at 40%)
This criterion relates to the extent to which the project is aligned with the project round purpose and related community goals and objectives. Applicants are asked to:
- Explain how the project matches the InternetNZ purpose for the community grants round.
- Identify any engagement within the community relevant to this project and explain how this project can help address community goals and objectives.
Potential Benefit (weighted at 30%)
With this criterion, the committee is assessing the outcomes and potential benefit of the projects, including value for money. Applicants are asked to:
- Give an indication of the expected project outcomes and the impact of those outcomes.
- Identify any potential benefits to communities, disadvantaged groups or segments of the population (government, business, users, etc).
- Identify how and to what extent this is addressing community needs and how those have been clearly identified.
- Identify the project’s relationship to any other related projects.
- Describe what makes this project different or innovative.
- Identify the project’s ongoing commitment and viability, if any.
Likelihood of success (weighted at 30%)
With this criterion, the committee is trying to understand the likelihood of the project being successfully completed, towards delivering the outcomes and benefits intended. Applicants are asked to:
- Show clearly how this project will be implemented.
- Outline your approach and management of any ethical considerations.
- Provide evidence of the commitment of others, especially involved or affected groups or communities, including any co-funding or in-kind backing from others and what commitment exists.
- Where possible, describe the experience of the people applying, i.e. a successful track record of implementing projects of this kind.
- State what qualifications the applicants have that are relevant to the requirements of the project.
Conference Attendance Grants Round's decisions are made on a contestable basis, with many applications being compared against each other. The process that applications go through involves InternetNZ staff providing information about each application to the InternetNZ Council’s Grants Committee, or an Assessment Committee they convene for Grant Round. That Committee carries out the assessment and the Grants Committee makes recommendations to the InternetNZ Council for final decision making.