Community Grants

This page contains information and application forms for grants and funds available to local not-for-profit and voluntary organisations. Browse the available grants below, or get in touch for more information. 

Our Community Grants

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Kaikōura District Council has subscribed to Givus which enables FREE public access for our residents through the District Library.  

Sign up to the Library online here and then verify your membership by visiting the team at the Library (Level 1, Civic Centre, 96 West End, Kaikōura).

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Mayoral Fund

The Mayoral Fund is to provide one-off support payments to families and individuals in the community who are in severe financial distress.

For more information contact or phone 319 5026.

Want to make a donation to the Mayoral Fund? 

Donations can be made to bank account 02-0856-0011698-005


The Kaikōura Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund was originally established to assist Kaikōura residents known to be most affected by the November 2016 earthquakes.  Since the Fund was set up, over $170,000 has been paid out in emergency grants to individuals and households. The Kaikōura Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund has now closed and the funds has now been combined with the Mayoral Fund.

Accountability guidance

Help us help you to get the funding you need.

The following information has been put together to help guide you through the grants application and accountability/reporting process. If you have any questions about community grants, please contact the grants administrator at or 03 319 5026.

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