Grants & Funding
Funding is often a focus for community groups, and sometimes groups don't know where to go for funding. Council staff can assist with pointing you in the right direction. Plus we manage two funds ourselves.
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.
Council also administers the South Waikato Environmental Initiatives Fund that grants $30,000 each year to sustainable environmental projects around the district. This funding is available to private farmers, community groups and schools.
PLEASE NOTE: For both grant schemes, applications will not be considered where the project/activity is in retrospect (already occurred) prior to allocation of funds.
Community Development Grant
Learn about eligiblity for Community Development Grants and how to apply.
Creative Community Funding Scheme
Funding is available for community-based arts activities in your area. Follow this link to learn more.
South Waikato Environmental Initiatives
Are you a rural landowners? You may be eligible for subsidised native planting on your property.