Welcome to CommunityConnect

About Community Connect

Community groups, clubs and organisations are an important part of making the South Waikato a great place to live. Helping people within the community to connect with groups and organisations whether it be for the purpose of recreation, support or services is also really important to the South Waikato District Council.

Council’s Community Development team is focused on supporting “committed individuals and vibrant groups to create healthy and happy communities.” 
This website is a tool to help the development of community organisations and their activities. It has been created to serve those groups and individuals that have a passion to make a difference in the district and also value the importance of community cooperation and cohesion. 

2017 Grants Now Open

Community Development Grant

We are pleased to announce that you can now complete your Community Development grant Application ONLINE !
Go to: https://eservices.southwaikato.govt.nz/online-services/new/Grants

You can pick up an application from after 14 Febrarury from the following locations:

  • Tokoroa Council Office
  • Putaruru Council Office

  • Tokoroa Library

  • "The Dog" in Tirau

  • Applications close: 31 March 2017 12:00pm

 OR download a copy in PDF format.


Creative Communities Scheme

Applications for the Creative Communities Scheme are now open.  Applications close on Friday 31 March 2017.

Download a copy of the application form in PDF format.

TRUST WAIKATO Funding Workshop in 2017

23 February 2017 11:00am to 1:00pm

Venue: South Waikato Sport & Events Centre

Come alone to a free friendly hands on workshop presented by the local community funders.  

Topics Include:

  • funding tips for beginners
  • planning and preparation
  • what makes a successful application
  • budgeting
  • accountability and reporting
  • how discussions are made
  • other possible income sources


Contact Us

Kasey Jones
Community Development Assistant
Phone: (07) 885 0705
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Moetu Togia
Community Projects Coordinator
Phone: (07) 885 0776
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