Awards and Funds

Council administers the following grants schemes and awards:

Dates for 2018

 Creative Communities New Zealand Grants Scheme 


Meeting dates (Creative Communities New Zealand Assessment Committee )

  • Open Monday 29 January
  • Close Monday 26 February
Wednesday 14 March at 1 pm
  • Open Monday 13 August
  • Close Monday 10  September   
Monday 8 October at 1 pm

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund 


Meeting date (Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Assessment Committee)

  • Open Monday 20 February
  • Close Monday 19 March

Tuesday 10 April at 2.00pm

Community Service Awards 


Meeting date


Open Monday 5 March
Close Monday 30 April

Recommendations made to the Public Services Committee meeting on Thursday 14 June

Late June/early July

Secondary School Achievers Awards


Meeting dates


  • Open Monday 1 October
  • Close Monday 12 November
Judges meet – Wednesday 21 November  Council meeting – 20 December
  Judges recommendations made to Public Services meeting – 6 December  

MainPower Hurunui Natural Environment Fund and Hurunui Heritage Fund 


Judges' Recommendations


  • Open Monday 26 March
  • Close Monday 30 April

To be received by the Administrator by Friday 28 May and recommendation made to Public Services Committee meeting Thursday 14  June 

 Late June/early July  

Hurunui Youth Volunteer Awards

Nominations are open

Nominations close Friday 9 June 2017

Head over to the Hurunui Youth Programme website to make your nomination.

Citizenship Ceremonies  (Dependent on applications)

Council Meetings in March and November.