This page contains information regarding grants and funding schemes available for communities and individuals in the Tararua District. For business grants and schemes, click here.
Creative Communities Scheme
The Creative Communities New Zealand funding scheme has been established to provide support to arts and cultural activities taking place within a local area. The scheme supports a wide range of arts projects under the following art forms: craft/object arts, dance, inter-arts, literature, Maori arts, multi-art forms(including film, music, Pacific arts, theatre and visual arts.
This brochure tells you if your project is able to be funded through the Creative Communities Scheme and how to make an application.
For more information, contact:
Scheme Administrator, Carole Wilton
Phone: 06 376 0217
Applications are now open for financial assistance under the Creative Communities New Zealand Local Funding Scheme.
Projects may involve any art form or a mixture of art forms including theatre, visual, multimedia, dance, traditional arts, craft, music, literary arts and performance arts.
Funding is for projects that take place between 22 April 2019 - 21 April 2020
Application forms are available from all Tararua District Council Service Centres or can be downloaded below.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 29 March 2019 at 5:00pm.
Download the Application Form (252KB pdf)
Download the Application Guide (239KB pdf)
Rural Travel Fund
Does your sports club or school sport team need funding for travel? Sports club and school teams can now apply for funding support from the Sport and Recreation New Zealand Rural Travel Fund. The main focus of the fund is to assist development of junior sport in rural communities by providing a travel subsidy.
Funds can only be considered for sports club and school teams of players aged between 5 and 19 years for local competition (ie. not regional or national competition).
Rural Travel Fund Guidelines (438KB pdf)
Application Form (363KB pdf)
International Representatives Scheme
The International Representatives Scheme has been established to provide funding for amateur athletes when selected to represent New Zealand, through the national body and/or international body's qualifying criteria, for an international event where two or more countries are participating.
Guidelines and Application Form (125KB pdf)
Horizons Community Grants
Horizons’ community grants provide funding and advice to community groups who are helping make this Region a great place to live, work and play.
Please note there is a $5,000 limit per project when applying. For further information, please contact Horizons Regional Council on 0508 800 800 or visit their website.
Million Metres Streams Project
Million Metres is helping committed Kiwi's raise the money they need to get large scale tree planting happening along our waterways through crowdfunding.
Their goal is to collectively fund a million metres (or 1000 kilometres) of tree planting along stream bank around New Zealand.
Find out more about the Million Metres project, and how you can get involved by visiting their website.
Generosity New Zealand
Generosity NZ (formerly Funding Information Service) is New Zealand’s primary and most extensive source of funding information for individuals, community groups and organisations. It offers information through the following online, searchable databases. For more information, lease contact Ata Te Kanawa, Communications and Sales Manager, Generosity NZ on 04 471 8904 or by email.
||givME (formerly known as BreakOut) provides access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. givME is Generosity’s most widely searched tool. It is used by those seeking to pursue education, research and fellowships; arts, cultural and sporting activities; and career change, professional or personal development.
Around 80% of secondary schools and tertiary institutions (including universities, polytechnics and wananga) subscribe to givME. It is a valuable tool widely recommended by career advisors.
givUS (formerly known as FundView) provides access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi.
It offers personalised quotes for organisations needing assistance for operational costs, building redevelopment and project-­‐based resources.
More than 90% of Councils subscribe to givUS on behalf of ratepayers, enabling FREE public access in libraries using Library Card login.
givER (formerly known as CorporateCitizens) provides an extensive database of businesses that are committed to building relationships with community and voluntary organisations.
It is the first port of call for New Zealand organisations looking for mutually beneficial relationships with businesses offering volunteering, mentoring, sponsorship, gifts in kind, loans, payroll giving, pro bono work and other initiatives.