Grants

Council Community and Youth Grants

Grants are awarded to community organisations which contribute to community wellbeing. In accordance with our Grants Policy we have two categories of applications as follows:

Community and Youth Grant Project Applications
You will apply using the Project Application Form if you want to run an event or have a project that you want to complete that will benefit the wider community.

Partnership Funding Request Applications
Funding of ongoing operational expenses is excluded from the Grants Policy criteria except for those organisations that Council want to have a strategic ongoing relationship with.  These organisations are likely to score highly in contributing to South Wairarapa community wellbeing.  You will use the Partnership Funding Request Application Form if you want Council to consider entering into a Partnership funding arrangement with your organisation.

The August funding round for the 2022/2023 is now closed.

To be eligible for a grant, your organisation must have accounted for all community and youth grants previously received from Council on the Accountability Form [MS Word].

Community and Youth Grant Recipients:

Contact Kaitlyn Carmichael (kaitlyn.carmichael@swdc.govt.nz) if you have any queries.


Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities Logo

The Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within the South Wairarapa. The scheme is a partnership between Creative NZ and the Council who administer the scheme. To be successful applications must show that the proposed project meets one or more of the funding criteria: Access and participation, diversity and/or young people. Applicants should carefully read the criteria as set out in the Creative Communities Scheme brochure. This brochure tells you if your project is able to be funded through the CCS and how to make an application. The application guide shows you how to submit a great application for your project.CCS Brochure

Application Guide

Application Form (MS Word, PDF)

Project Report Form (MS Word, PDF)

2022/23 Funding Rounds

The Assessment Group must hold 2-4 funding rounds per year.

Funding rounds for 2022/23 will be held in August 2022, February 2023 and May 2023.

The February funding round will run from Wednesday 1 February to Friday 24 February 2023.

Payment of Grant

Applicants who are not GST registered and have supplied their bank account details with their application can expect to have the grant amount direct credited to your bank account on the next payable accounts run. If you are GST registered we can not pay your grant until we have received an invoice from you. Council accounts payable policy is for accounts to be paid on the 20th of the month following.

Assessors

We’re looking for people to join the Assessment Group. Assessors help assess applications and attend assessment meetings 2 – 4 times a year.

Assessor Poster
Nomination Form [PDF, MS Word]
Current CCS membership

Prior Funding Allocation

One funding round has been held for 2022/2023. A list of grants allocated in this round is available here.

Three funding rounds were held in 2021/22 in August 2021, February 2022 and May 2022. A list of grants allocated in these rounds are available here.

Three funding rounds were held in 2020/21 in August 2020, February 2021 and May 2021. A list of grants allocated in these rounds is available here. No applications were received in the May 2021 funding round.

A list of the grants allocated in 2019/20 is available here.

Contact Kaitlyn Carmichael (kaitlyn.carmichael@swdc.govt.nz or 06 306 9611 xtn. 860) if you have any queries.


Community Board Grants

Community Boards consider grant applications at their regular meetings as set out in the table below. The criteria, including the maximum limits, are outlined in the application form [PDF] [MS Word]. Council have a new Grants Policy and the criteria has changed. If you are seeking operational funding you will need to use the Partnership Funding Request Form below.

Applications are due not less than 10 working days before the Board is due to meet.

Community BoardFrequency of grant considerationNext date grants will be consideredApplication DueAccountability Form
MartinboroughTo be confirmed by the incoming board [PDF]
[Ms Word]
FeatherstonTo be confirmed by the incoming board[PDF]
[Ms Word]
Greytownto be confirmed by the incoming board[PDF]
[Ms Word]

Partnership Funding

Funding of ongoing operational expenses is now excluded from the Grants Policy criteria except for those organisations that there is an ongoing strategic relationship with.  You will use the Partnership Funding Request Application Form [PDF] [MS Word] if you want a Community Board to consider entering into a Partnership funding arrangement with your organisation. Applications are due and considered in accordance with the grant timetable outlined in the table above.

Māori Standing Committee Grants

The Māori Standing Committee considers grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings.

The Māori Standing Committee has separate application forms for individuals, non- profit organisations and marae. The maximum grant that can be applied is $500 for indiviudals and $1,000 for non-profit organisations.

The criteria are outlined on the application forms:
Indiviudals [PDF] [MS Word];
Non-profit Organisations [PDF] [MS Word];
Marae [PDF] [MS Word].

The Committee require a project accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] to be completed within 3 months of grant expenditure.

Next date grants will be considered: to be confirmed
Application due: to be confirmed

Contact Kaitlyn Carmichael (kaitlyn.carmichael@swdc.govt.nz) if you have any queries.


Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

Sport NZ logo

The Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund is open to South Wairarapa sports clubs and school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions. The scheme is a partnership between Council and Sport NZ and was developed in response to concerns about the lack of participation in sport by young people living in rural communities.

Applications for the 2022/2023 year have closed.

Contact Amy Andersen (amy.andersen@swdc.govt.nz) if you have any queries.



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