Council’s next round of community grants opens soon

Published on July 29, 2022

Council’s next round of community grants opens.

Do you need funding for a community programme, project or event? Are you involved in arts or cultural activities that will enable community participation and contribute to our vibrant places?

If you’re a Horowhenua-based not-for-profit or voluntary organisation, get your application in for Council’s next round of contestable Community Grants.

Applications for eight community grants will open on 1 August, and projects for this round cannot begin before November 2022.

Funding awarded varies, but the average grant issued is between $2,000 - $5,000 per application.

Community and Social Services Grant

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

This grant provides operational funding to not-for-profit community organisations that support and enhance the community through their services.

Community Development Grant

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

The Community Development Grant funds local not-for-profit or voluntary organisations for community and social development programmes that support innovative solutions to community driven needs.

Creative Communities Scheme

Open 1 August – 15 September 2022

The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Council and Creative New Zealand. This fund is open twice a year for those who want to do cool art or cultural focused projects for the Horowhenua community. Unlike the other funds for organisations, individuals can also apply.

Previous funding of art projects have included community murals, theatre productions, music festivals and events, art exhibitions and craft workshops.

Rural Halls Grant

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

This fund is available for the purpose of financially supporting nine Horowhenua (County) Rural Hall Societies with maintenance for the halls they manage.

Special Projects Grant

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

This fund is available to community organisations to maintain and acquire minor assets.

Vibrant Communities Grant

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

This grant supports community organisations to deliver one-off events and exhibitive projects that are celebratory, educational or competitive whilst inviting the wider Horowhenua community to engage and participate.

Waste Minimisation Grant

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

The Horowhenua Waste Minimisation Grant is available to aid the start-up costs of a project that minimises waste in the Horowhenua District by reducing or reusing waste that would otherwise go to a landfill.

Shannon Community Development Trust

Open 1 August – 31 August 2022

The Shannon Community Development Trust provides funding assistance to the residents of the Shannon township for Community Development initiatives that include:

  • 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).