Grants

South Wairarapa District Council operates the following funding schemes:


 

Creative Communities Scheme

Creative Communities LogoThe 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 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 Creative Communities Scheme brochure.  This brochure tells you if your project is able to be funded through the CCS and how to make an application.  The application guide shows you how to submit a great application for your project.

Next Funding Round
Applications for the next round of South Wairarapa District Creative Communities Scheme grants will open on 18 December 2019 and are for projects commencing after the 17 March 2020 and finishing by 17 March 2021.
The Assessment Group will meet in March and assess your application against the criteria in the brochure.  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.

Available Funds
We expect that approximately $10,000 will be available for distribution in the February 2020 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 April 2020.  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 20th of the month following.

Future Funding Rounds
The Committee must hold 2-4 funding rounds per financial year.  There will be one further funding round for the 2019/2020 financial year in May 2020. 


 

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

Sport New Zealand LogoThe Sport NZ 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.  The 2019/2020 fund has now been fully allocated.

The 2020/2021 fund of $9,500 will open in August 2020.

For more information about this grant please contact the grant administrator.

Send the completed form to the address below or by email to the grant administrator:
South Wairarapa District Council
19 Kitchener Street
Martinborough 5711

 


 

Community Board Grants

Following the 2019 local Council elections, the first fully operational meeting of the newly elected Community Boards and the Māori Standing Committee will not occur until December 2019.  Any grant applications received for the Martinborough, Featherston and Greytown Community Boards and the Māori Standing Committee will be held until they are considered at the first meetings of the Committees in December. The meeting schedule for 2020 will be confirmed over the coming months.

Martinborough Community Board
Criteria for community grants are on the application form [PDF] [MS Word] with priority funding areas as identified in the Martinborough Community Board 3-year strategic plan.  Funding round dates will be confirmed once the new Board is operational.  An accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] must be completed within 3 months of project completion.

Next meeting date: 5 December 2019
Application due date: 21 November 2019

Featherston Community Board
Featherston Community Board considers grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings. The maximum grant that can be applied for is $500 per application.  The criteria are outlined on the application form [PDF] [MS Word].  An accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] must be completed within 3 months of project completion.

Next meeting date: 3 December 2019
Application due date: 19 November 2019

Greytown Community Board
Greytown Community Board considers grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings. The maximum grant that can be applied for is $500 per application.  The criteria are outlined on the application form [PDF] [MS Word].  The Greytown Community Board require a project accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] to be completed within 3 months of grant expenditure.

Next meeting date: 11 December 2019
Application due date: 27 November 2019

Māori Standing Committee
The Māori Standing Committee considers grant applications at their 6-weekly meetings. The maximum grant that can be applied for is $500 per application.  The criteria are outlined on the application form [PDF] [MS Word].  The Committee require a project accountability form [PDF] [MS Word] to be completed within 3 months of grant expenditure.

Next meeting date: 9 December 2019
Application due date: 25 November 2019


 

Council Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Grants

Council considers grant requests during the annual plan and long term plan process.  Applications are made as a submission to these consultations.

 

 

South Wairarapa District Council