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Community Assistance Grants

Our Community Assistance Grants Scheme encourages the development of initiatives in the community in line with Council’s vision, Wellington 2030, and the Council Plan. It aims to build on community capacity, encourage participation in cultural development and support community initiatives that promote participation and working together to maintain our community assets.

Community Assistance Grant applications are made available for not for profit community groups looking for funding of $2,001 - $5,000 in the categories listed below.

There are two rounds of funding each year opening 14 January to 2 March and 15 June to 3 August.


Guidelines and Assessment Criteria

The Guidelines will assist with eligibility and what is required to submit an application. Prior to completing the application form you should contact the Grants Officer 1300 366 244 to seek feedback on your proposal. This will ensure that you are applying in the correct funding category and your application meets the funding guidelines.

The Assessment Criteria form should be used as a reference by all applicants when they are completing their application form. The Assessment Criteria form is used to assess all Community Assistance Grant applications.

Community Assistance Grants - Guidelines and Assessment Criteria Form (248KB)


Community Events - CLOSED

Applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity. Applicants must aim to bring the community together to actively engage them in an event or activity.


Community Facilities - CLOSED

Applications will be considered for minor capital works projects and maintenance on community facilities. Playing surface improvements and lighting projects are also considered to be capital works items. Built in or fixed equipment may also be considered for funding.


Community Projects - CLOSED

Applications will be considered for projects that fulfil a demonstrated community need and benefit the diverse community.


Successful Applications

The current list of successful grant applicants is available for download on the following links:


Quick Response Grants

We also have Quick Response Grants of up to $2,000 for Minor Community Events, Projects and Facilities. Funding for Individual Sponsorship is also available under this scheme.



For more information and prior to completing an application form, contact the Community Facilities Planning and Grants Officer on 1300 366 244.


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