Community Fund

Community Fund

The Community Fund supports many different types of local initiatives benefiting the community. These can include:

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

Important: Read our Funding Guide to check you are eligible, for advice on which fund is best, and for tips on making a good application.

Funding guide(PDF, 403KB)

Amount: Most grants average between $6,000 and $9,000. The most you can apply for is $20,000.

The requests made to this Fund are typically four times the available budget, so be realistic in your budget and in your request, and present a clear case for support, aligned with our funding criteria and priorities.

Closing dates:    This fund is closed. We are making some changes to our funding, so check back in June 2024 for new funding dates.

Applying for an event

Event funding is available from:

  • Community Events Fund – for small community events. Details on this fund will be announced soon.
  • Creative Communities Scheme – for small arts or cultural events, and seeking less than $10,000.
  • Event Development Fund – for new, district-wide events, and seeking over $10,000.
  • Northland Events Fund – for large events that will bring visitors to our region.

Apply for Community Fund

Online

Step 1.Plan and prepare

  • Start early – due to the timing of funding rounds, you should have a plan and be ready to apply about six months before you want to run your project or activity.
  • Research – read our Funding Guide to ensure you and your project meet our criteria and that this Fund is the right fit. The Guide provides helpful information on what we will fund and how to prepare your application.
  • Draft – prepare your project or activity proposal and budget.
  • Get advice – talk to the Community Funding Coordinator if you are new to applying or need advice on your application.

Funding guide(PDF, 403KB)

Step 2.Gather information

You will need to provide the following supporting information with your application:

  • latest Financial Performance Report
  • proof of bank details
  • quotes or other evidence of costs
  • letters of support or endorsement (recommended)
  • photos or images (recommended).

Step 3.Apply

This fund is closed. We are making some changes to our funding, so check back in June 2024 for new funding dates.

By email

Step 1.Plan and prepare

  • Start early – due to the timing of funding rounds, you should have a plan and be ready to apply about six months before you want to run your project or activity.
  • Research – read our Funding Guide to ensure you and your project meet our criteria and that this Fund is the right fit. The Guide provides helpful information on what we will fund and how to prepare your application.
  • Draft – prepare your project or activity proposal and budget.
  • Get advice – talk to the Community Funding Coordinator if you are new to applying or need advice on your application.

Funding guide(PDF, 403KB)

Step 2.Gather information

You will need to provide the following supporting information with your application:

  • latest Financial Performance Report
  • proof of bank details
  • quotes or other evidence of costs
  • letters of support or endorsement (recommended)
  • photos or images (recommended).

Step 3.Apply

This fund is closed. We are making some changes to our funding, so check back in June 2024 for new funding dates.

In-person

Step 1.Plan and prepare

  • Start early – due to the timing of funding rounds, you should have a plan and be ready to apply about six months before you want to run your project or activity.
  • Research – read our Funding Guide to ensure you and your project meet our criteria and that this Fund is the right fit. The Guide provides helpful information on what we will fund and how to prepare your application.
  • Draft – prepare your project or activity proposal and budget.
  • Get advice – talk to the Community Funding Coordinator if you are new to applying or need advice on your application.

Funding guide(PDF, 403KB)

Step 2.Gather information

You will need to provide the following supporting information with your application:

  • latest Financial Performance Report
  • proof of bank details
  • quotes or other evidence of costs
  • letters of support or endorsement (recommended)
  • photos or images (recommended).

Step 3.Apply

This fund is closed. We are making some changes to our funding, so check back in June 2024 for new funding dates.

By post

Step 1.Plan and prepare

  • Start early – due to the timing of funding rounds, you should have a plan and be ready to apply about six months before you want to run your project or activity.
  • Research – read our Funding Guide to ensure you and your project meet our criteria and that this Fund is the right fit. The Guide provides helpful information on what we will fund and how to prepare your application.
  • Draft – prepare your project or activity proposal and budget.
  • Get advice – talk to the Community Funding Coordinator if you are new to applying or need advice on your application.

Funding guide(PDF, 403KB)

Step 2.Gather information

You will need to provide the following supporting information with your application:

  • latest Financial Performance Report
  • proof of bank details
  • quotes or other evidence of costs
  • letters of support or endorsement (recommended)
  • photos or images (recommended).

Step 3.Apply

This fund is closed. We are making some changes to our funding, so check back in June 2024 for new funding dates.