Community Fund

Community Fund

The Community Fund is our flagship fund. It supports a wide variety of amenities, services and activities for the benefit of the Whangarei community, including:

  • festivals, 
  • workshops, 
  • programmes,
  • facility improvements, 
  • minor purchases, and 
  • operating costs.

The emphasis is on providing a positive impact on the Whangārei community.

Applicants that are applying for events that are new, large scale, with district or region-wide appeal, and over $10,000 are recommended to consider the Event Development Fund.

Event Development Fund  

Amount: The maximum amount applicants can request is $20,000, although most grants allocated range between $3,000 and $7,000.

Closing dates:

  • 2 August 2021
  • 1 November 2021
  • 1 February 2022
  • 2 May 2022

Apply for Community Fund

Online

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy and align with at least one of our Funding Priorities

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Use this online form to apply for this Fund:

Community Fund Application Form

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Funding Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate

Community Funding Report Form(PDF, 168KB)

By email

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy and align with at least one of our Funding Priorities

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Community Fund application form(PDF, 75KB)

Fill in the form, scan it and send us via email to:

mailroom@wdc.govt.nz 

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Funding Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate

Community Funding Report Form(PDF, 168KB)

In-person

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy and align with at least one of our Funding Priorities

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Community Fund application form(PDF, 75KB)

Fill it in and bring into one of our customer service centres:

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Funding Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate

Community Funding Report Form(PDF, 168KB)

By post

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy and align with at least one of our Funding Priorities

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Community Fund application form(PDF, 75KB)

Fill it in and send it to:

Attn: Funding Officer
Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148 

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 2 months for an outcome.

Funding decisions are made by the Community Development Committee of Council.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us when your project is complete (projects must be completed in 12 months or an extension requested).

Complete the Funding Report Form and include receipts and photos as appropriate

Community Funding Report Form(PDF, 168KB)