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Community Funding

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The Council administers a variety of funds which are available for projects, events and services provided for the Carterton community:

  • Community Grants Fund
  • Creative Communities Scheme
  • Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund
  • Carterton and Districts Returned and Services Memorial Trust Fund

 

Creative Communities Scheme
The Creative Communities Scheme is a relationship between Creative NZ and the Carterton District Council to support a wide range of community arts projects including: Craft/Object arts, Dance, Interarts, Literature, Ngā Toi Māori, Multidisciplinary artforms, Music, Pacific arts, Theatre and Visual arts.

The Creative Communities DIY kits are a great resource for anyone interested in developing a local project. The kits were developed by David Engwicht, founder of Creative Communities International, and trialed in Palmerston North in 2012.

The Council administers two funding rounds each financial year:

  • Round 1 closes 26 October 2018
  • Round 2 closes 26 April 2019

More information and application forms are available by:

If you have previously received a grant, please ensure your organisation has completed and submitted the Project Report form below. The form needs to be returned within two months after the project/event is completed. This is a requirement before future funding will be considered.

 

Community Grants Fund
Funding is available for community groups for charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational and other purposes beneficial to the Carterton community.  There is one funding round per year held in July. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

Applications for 2018 are closed.

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund
Applications for the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund are invited from rural sports clubs and rural school teams with young people aged between 5 and 19 years who require subsidies to assist with transport expenses to local sporting competitions. There is one funding round per year held in February. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Contacting Gerry Brooking: email gerry@cdc.govt.nz or ph 06 379 4083

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Applications for 2019 open Monday 21 January 2019
For more information on applying and guidelines please click here.

 

Carterton & Districts Returned & Services Memorial Trust Tertiary Grant
Applications for the Carterton & Districts Returned & Services Memorial Trust tertiary grants are invited from residents of the Carterton district who are direct descendants of veterans and servicemen. The grants are provided by the Trust to students under 25 years of age to assist with expenses related to their tertiary education. There is one funding round per year held in February. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Contacting Gerry Brooking: email gerry@cdc.govt.nz or ph 06379 4083

Applications for 2018 are now closed.