Community Grants

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A resource of awards, scholarships and grants available to New Zealand individuals for personal development, principally in academic, artistic, research and sporting fields.

It has scholarships for school, polytechnic or travel grants, sports and arts schemes, personal grants, personal development funds, academic and non-academic funding.

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Fundview contains comprehensive information about funding for New Zealand community groups. It aims to collect together all sources of discretionary grants in New Zealand, including philanthropic, statutory, government and local government funding schemes.

Select from pick lists of options to narrow the search to where you are based, what you want the money for etc. and Fundview will give you a list of all funders you can try.

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Kaikoura Initiatives Fund

This is a Kaikoura District Council fund to support projects and events that contribute to achieving annual objectives of the Council and the Long Term Plan such as:

  1. Activities that contribute to the social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being of Kaikoura
  2. Non-profit making, voluntary, community groups that encourage public education

Amount: $10,000 per annum
Who can apply: Individuals or organisations with charitable status
Closing date: End of March and September

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George Low Trust Fund

This Trust was established as a bequest from Mr. George Low in 1974 to provide sports and recreational equipment for the youth of Kaikoura.

Amount: $4,500 per annum
Who can apply: Individuals, organisations or schools for up to 19 year olds
Closing date: End of March

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Sport New Zealand Rural Travel Fund

This fund is available to help with transport expenses to local sporting competitions.

Amount: $9,500 per annum
Who can apply: Rural sports clubs, rural school teams with people aged 5-19 years
Closing date: End of March

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New Zealand Creative Community Scheme

This is a fund to support individuals and organisations to increase participation in the arts or to increase the range and diversity art available to the community.

Amount: $7,500 per annum
Who can apply: Individuals or organisations whose projects meet one of the following criteria:

Closing Date: End of February, May and August

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