Calls for Applications

1. International Representation Grant

The International Representation Grant aims to support Horowhenua residents who have been selected to represent New Zealand at an international competition in sport, leisure or cultural activities.

Applications may be made on an ongoing basis throughout the year (1 July to 30 June) but must be applied for at least one month prior to the event taking place.

Find out more on our International Representation Grant page.

2. Horowhenua Events Grant

The Horowhenua Events Grant was created to address the growing need to support grass-roots community activities.

Applications may be made on an ongoing basis throughout the year (1 July to 30 June) but must be applied for at least one month prior to the event taking place (no retrospective funding). In addition, as there is a very limited funding pool available for this grant ($5,000 in total), once all the funds for a financial year have been awarded to the community, there will be no more awarded until the beginning of a new financial period.

Find out more on our Horowhenua Events Grant page.

3. Rural Hall Grant - Call for Applications

This fund aims to ensure rural halls across the district are maintained to a safe and functioning standard.

The 2019/2020 funding round is now open and accepting applications. To find out more and apply please view our Rural Hall Grants page.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.

4. Shannon Community Development Trust

The Shannon Community Development Trust (“the Trust”) has been developed for the purpose of providing funding assistance to the residents of the Shannon township for the purpose of Community Development including:

  • educational activities including scholarships for educational purposes
  • the provision of training and equipment for the protection of the community
  • the provision of financial assistance for events recognising the involvement of community members
  • the alleviation of hardship (in some circumstances)

Approximately $13,000.00 (subject to variations) is available to allocate each financial year in two funding rounds, with individual grants normally ranging from $300.00 to $2,000.00.

Applications for round 1 close at 5:00pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.

Find our more on our Shannon Community Development Trust page.

5. Community Development Fund

The Community Development Grant aims to encourage community groups to organise Community Development projects, events and initiatives that work towards the outcomes included in Horowhenua District Council's Community Wellbeing Strategy and related Action Plans (Youth, Positive Ageing, Education, Arts, Culture, Heritage; Pride and Vibrancy.) Look to add Community Outcomes on front page.

Each year there are two rounds of Community Development Grant Funding available to support community organisations meeting criteria with community development projects and community service and support provision, with consideration of some administrative costs.

This year $76,575 has been allocated for this fund $51,050 allocated to Round 1 (August 2019) and $25,525 is reserved for Round 2 (February 2020)

Applications for round 1 close at 5:00pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit our Community Development Grant page.

6. Community Consultation Fund

The Community Consultation Grant fund ($8,000) is available to Resident and Ratepayer Associations or groups within the district that engage in Council processes that assist with some aspects of their communications and administration to facilitate the sharing and distribution of Community information and related administration costs.

Applications for Round 1 can be made online now. You can also apply via the provided printable form.

Applications for round 1 close at 5:00pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit our Community Consultation Fund page.

7. Vibrant Communities Grant

As an initiative of Council’s Pride and Vibrancy Action Plan, the Vibrant Communities Grant was introduced in 2015 to support projects that build a sense of vibrancy in the Horowhenua District.

Each financial year the Grants and Funding Subcommittee of Council determines the strategic priorities of the fund and how it will be administered at its first meeting of the year (August). The inaugural fund supported the painting of the fences at Solway Park.

For 2019/2020 the will continue to be directed towards interactive and intergenerational projects.

For more information and to apply, visit our Vibrant Communities Grant page. Applications close at 5:00pm on 30 August 2019.

8. Creative Communities NZ Scheme

The Horowhenua District Council administers the Creative Communities NZ Scheme on behalf of Creative New Zealand. Creative New Zealand allocates the Horowhenua District approximately $13,500 each round to be dispersed to individuals and organisations for projects that increase participation in (or access to) the Arts.

Applications can be made in hard copy via ;the provided printable form. For more information and to apply, visit our Creative Communities Grant page.

Applications for round 1 close at 5:00pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.