Community Funding

Last updated: 28 Nov, 2022 03:18pm

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About community funding

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
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.

Information for 2022 Community Grants

The 2022 Community Grants funding round is closed. Minutes and Grant Allocations for 2022 click here 

Creative Communities Scheme

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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 Council administers two funding rounds each financial year.  The following are dates for the 2022/2023 funding year:

  • Round 1: CLOSED October 2022
  • Round 2: Opens April 2023

Round 1 of Creative Communities funding for 2022/2023 is now closed.

More information is available on the Creative NZ website

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.

Click here to see projects previously funded by CCS.

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.

Carterton & Districts Returned & Services Memorial Trust Tertiary Grant

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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.

2022 Applications are now closed.

For assistance please contact sandrab@cdc.govt.nz, 06 379 4081

Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

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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.

2022 Applications are now closed.

For assistance please contact sandrab@cdc.govt.nz, 06 379 4081

Guidelines for the Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund can be found here

If you received a Rural Travel Fund grant in 2021, please download an Accountability Form here and return this by 25 February 2022.
You must complete an accountability form in order to be eligible for the next round of funding.