Funding is often a struggle for community groups, but in most cases it comes down to knowing who to approach and how.
Council manages two grant schemes one being the Community Development Grants and the other being the Creative Communities Scheme funded by Creative NZ but administered by the Council.
Aside from the Council funding opportunities there are many more available to community, sport, arts and leisure groups and not-for-profit organisations in the South Waikato District.
Council also administers the South Waikato Environmental Initiatives Fund that grants $30,000 each year to sustainably environmental projects around the district. This funding is available to private farmers, community groups and schools.