Rural Halls Grant

The Rural Halls Grant was established in 1989 specifically for the purpose of financially supporting ten Horowhenua (County) Rural Hall Societies with maintenance for the halls they manage. The nine original hall societies remaining today are the top priority for funding from this grant and are referred to as Tier One applications.

Other non-profit groups that maintain community halls for public use where there is no Rural Hall within a reasonable distance may also be eligible for a Rural Halls Grant (e.g. Waitārere Beach and Foxton Beach). These groups would only be eligible for projects identified as falling within Priority One criteria (see the Rural Halls Grant Criteria 2021-2022). These groups are referred to as Tier Two applicants.

Funding available

$30,000 will be available in two funding rounds from the Horowhenua Rural Halls Grant.

The 2022-2023 financial year funding rounds that will be available this year are:

  • Round 1 opens 1 August 2022 and closes at 5pm on the 31 August 2022, (Note: Round 1 projects cannot begin before November 2022)
  • Round 2 opens 1 February 2023 and closes at 5pm on the 28 February 2023, (Note: Round 2 projects cannot begin before May 2023).

Criteria

Rural Halls Grant Criteria 2021-2022(PDF, 248KB)