South Waikato District Council Grant and Loan Opportunities

Community Development Grants

Purpose of Fund

Groups can apply to this scheme if they are operating as a non-profit club or organisation.  Applications that are eligible for Sports Funding and Creative Communities grant schemes are excluded from the Community Development Grant. Funding make take priority for organisations to help them get any event or programme started or to help them become self sufficient.

Closing Date

There are two funding rounds each year. The Closing Dates are NOON Friday 20 March 2015 and NOON Friday28 August 2015.  How to Apply:

Funding rounds are advertised in the local community papers. Application forms are available from the South Waikato District Council offices in Putaruru and Tokoroa, the Information Centres and the District’s Public Libraries. Alternatively contact the Council’s Community Resource Officer on (07) 885 0705.

Application Forms Available Here

Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderThe following application forms are available below.

Creative Communities Scheme

Purpose of Fund

South Waikato District Council has a partnership with Creative New Zealand to promote, support and increase community arts and cultural activities in the South Waikato District.  Any group, organisation or individual can apply (although grants are not for individual benefit). Some projects funded are: festivals, workshops, dance with art/cultural focus, music groups and theatre groups.

Closing Dates

There are two funding rounds each year. The Closing Dates are 20 March 2015 and 28 August 2015 How to Apply:

Funding rounds are advertised in the local community papers. Application forms are available from the South Waikato District Council offices in Putaruru and Tokoroa, the Information Centres and the District’s Public Libraries. Alternatively contact the Council’s Community Resource Officer  on (07) 885 0705. 

Leisure, Arts and Cultural Loan Fund

Purpose of Fund

The loan fund will be used to fund leisure, arts and culture. Loans from the above fund can be requested to the value of $20,000. Interest rates for the loans shall be set by Council on a case by case basis.

Reduced interest rates occur for the first 3 years of the loan period and then move to Council's internal borrowing rate.

Applications can be made at any time. For more information on conditions contact Council’s Community Development Manager on (07) 885 0726