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You can apply for funding from us, we currently have 3 schemes to apply under:

Community Funding Schemes  |  Waste Minimisation  |  Natural Heritage

We also administer funds allocated to us by Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund  |   Creative Communities NZ

 Funding Schemes

We have 3 community funding schemes.  

Scheme Purpose Status
Micro  Grant up to $500 - for a project initiated by and for the community Open
Medium Grant up to $50,000 - one-off, pilot or significant development project Closed
Multi-year  Grant up to $20,000 per year for 2-3 years - community service project Closed
Discretionary Special circumstances only - at the discretion of Council  

The application form includes guidelines on what may be funded and what cannot.

Application Form - Community Funding Schemes [PDF, 1.7 MB] 

Please note: Save the form to your computer first before you fill it in and email it to us. Application forms must be typed, handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Contact us if you'd like more information about the scheme:

Funding assistance

If you need funding advice or assistance, please fill in the online funding request form

Funding providers database

If you have an HB Williams Memorial Library card you can search the generosity website, it has a database about funding organisations and contains over 1000 different funding schemes. Visit

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