Grant funding now open

Community and Youth Grant Funds

Open from 14 July – 16 August 2021

We are inviting applications from eligible organisations that contribute to the community in one of the following areas: Arts, Museums, Heritage and Culture (including Maoritanga), Environment, Events, Sports and Recreation, Social and Educational Services, and Economic Development.

There is $170,000 available for distribution for community grants and $75,000 available for youth grants.

Criteria and eligibility will be assessed against our Grants Policy and multi-year funding will be available to qualifying organisations. The application form, policy and other information are available at

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

Council has nearly $9,500 of funding provided by Sport NZ to give to teams who have young people aged between 5 – 19 years to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

Applications close 13 August 2021.

The application form and eligibility criteria are available at

Creative Communities Scheme

Applications are open for the Creative Communities Scheme which supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities within South Wairarapa.

The Scheme is a partnership between Councils and Creative NZ and is calling for applications for projects within 12 months of 17 September 2021. Applications close 27 August 2021.

The next round will be held in February 2022.

Further details and forms are available at

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