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. 

Each community grant has its own application form.  It is important that you read and meet the criteria for the grant that you are applying for.  Ensure you fill out the application with as much detail as possible and follow the individual guidelines for each grant.

Our Community Grants

After you apply

Committee meetings are held after each funding round closes and all applications that meet the funding criteria are reviewed at these meetings. The grants administrator at Council will notify applicants of the outcome and next steps, including accountability and reporting requirements for successful applications.

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Accountability guidance


We welcome your feedback. If you have any comments or queries about grants (excluding the Council Discretionary Grant Fund - see the funding information for contact info) or unsuccessful applications call Arlene on 027 566 3064 or 319 5026 ext 263; or by email; or post by mail to PO Box 6, Kaikōura, 7340.