The Waitaki Community Fund provides grants for projects from Aoraki Mount Cook to Waitaki Bridge that support sustainable community development.

This includes Twizel, Omarama, Otematata, Kurow, Hakataramea, Duntroon, Ikawai, Papakaio and Glenavy.

Is my project eligible?

You can apply for funding if your project meets at least one of the Waitaki Community Fund objectives.

Your project must:

  • promote environmental awareness and programmes that sustain and improve the quality of the environment in the community
  • contribute to the sustainability of non-profit organisations or volunteer services
  • promote life-long learning opportunities for all
  • foster the development of opportunities for sporting, social and recreational activities
  • contribute to programmes that will enhance the attractiveness of the appearance of the community.

Selection criteria

Your proposal must clearly outline what the outcomes and benefits of your project will be, and how your project will:

  • contribute directly to the community
  • generate benefits that do not currently exist
  • contribute long-term solutions to issues
  • foster the development of skills and capacity
  • demonstrate the ability to make effective use of the funds
  • have performance measures that focus on outcomes
  • provide promotional opportunities
  • use the fund to attract additional funding for the project
  • demonstrate a sustainable future for the project beyond the support of the fund.

Next funding round

The next funding round for the Waitaki Community Fund is:

  • 10 May 2018 – for applications submitted by 26 April 2018
  • 18 October 2018 – for applications submitted by 4 October 2018

If you meet the selection criteria you can apply online for funding. 

If you have any questions, phone 03 357 9732 or send us an email.

Apply for funding

We'll review your application during our funding rounds, following which we’ll contact applicants to let them know the outcome.

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