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Community Funding

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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
  • Carterton Small Business Grant Fund
Community Grants Fund

Community Grants Fund

Funding is available for community groups for charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational and other purposes beneficial to the Carterton community.  Our 2020 Funding Round will open earlier than previous to help support our Community. There is one funding round per year. Funding criteria is available here:

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

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 2020/2021 funding year:

  • Round 1: closes 23 October 2020
  • Round 2: closes 23 April 2021

More information and application forms are available by:

  • Visiting the Creative NZ website
  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, 50 Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Contacting Sandra Burles: email sandrab@cdc.govt.nz or ph 06 379 4081
  • Download an Application Form here
  • Download an Application Guide here

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.

Wairarapa Funders Forum

Wairarapa Funders Forum

Carterton District Council is a member of the Wairarapa Funders Forum.  This is a regional group of organisations working together to share and develop funding opportunities for the community.

In November 2019, the Group held a community funding event.  You can view presentations from the event here.

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. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Clicking here.
  • Contacting Sandra Burles: email sandrab@cdc.govt.nz or ph 06379 4081

Applications for 2020 have closed.

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. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Clicking here.
  • Contacting Sandra Burles: email sandrab@cdc.govt.nz or ph 06 379 4081

Applications for 2021 close on 26th February 2021.
For more information on applying and guidelines please click here.
The 2020 / 2021 Accountability form can be found here

Carterton Small Business Grant Fund

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Carterton Small Business Grant Fund

Applications for the Carterton Small Business Grant are invited from local businesses who have been impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic and require assistance to recover. This is a one-off funding round to provide an opportunity for businesses to tell their story of how COVID-19 has affected them and how the grant will help keep their business going. Application forms and funding criteria are available by:

  • Collection at the Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton
  • Clicking here.
  • Contacting Carrie Mckenzie: email carolyn@cdc.govt.nz or 06 379 4081

Applications for 2020 are now closed.