West Wind

Power Up West Wind

Power Up West Wind provides grants for projects in Makara, South Makara, Makara Beach and Takarau Gorge that support sustainable community development.

Check out the latest successful Power Up West Wind applications

Is my project eligible?

You can apply for funding if your project meets at least one of Power Up West Wind 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
  • promote quality healthcare.

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.

Applications are now closed

The call for applications for Power Up West Wind is closed. The next funding round will be open July 2024.

Submit the form below to register your interest.

If you have any questions, phone 04 803 2507 or email us at community.fund@meridianenergy.co.nz