South Wairarapa District Council operates the following funding schemes:
Creative Communities Grants
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 for support must show that the proposed project meets one or more of the funding criteria: Broad community involvment, diversity and/or young people. Applicants should carefully read the criteria as set out in the guide below.
Next Funding Round
An extension has been given for applications until 7 June 2013.
Applications for the next round of South Wairarapa District Creative Communities grants will close on 23 May 2013 and are for projects commencing after the 5 June 2013.
The Assessment Committee will meet on the 5 June and assess your application against the criteria in the 'Guide for Applicants'. All applicants will be notified within one week of whether your application is successful and the amount of the grant to be received. If you need to know sooner then feel free to contact the Scheme Administrator after the 5 June.
Approximately $4,500 will be available for distribution at this funding round.
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 20 June 2013. 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 5th and 20th of the month following.
Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund
The Sport NZ (formerly SPARC) 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. For more information regarding the criteria read the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Applications for the 2012/2013 Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund have been considered and allocations made. We anticipate the 2013/2014 fund opening 1 July 2013.
Community Board Grants
The Community Boards consider grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings. The criteria for each board is slightly different but the maximum grant that can be applied for is the same at $500 per application.
Applications will be considered at the next available community board meeting after submission. Refer to our meetings calendar for the meetings schedule.