Awards & Funding
The Council looks after a number of award and grant schemes that recognise special achievement or sponsor sporting and artistic endeavors.
Community Services Awards
Recognition of individuals for exceptional community service
Creative Communities New Zealand Grants Scheme
Supports and encourages local communities to create arts activities within their specific geographical area.
e.g Department of Internal Affairs, Rātā Foundation and others...
Hurunui Reserves Contestable Fund
This fund is for use on Hurunui reserves
Hurunui Heritage Fund
The purpose of this fund is to encourage and assist with voluntary work that protects, enhances, explains or restores significant heritage values of the District
MainPower Hurunui Natural Environment Fund
Financial grants for projects designed to increase biodiversity
Secondary School Achievers Fund
Awards for educational achievement
Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund
Fund to assist young people with travel to sporting competitions
Submitting An Application
Helpful hints on submitting the perfect application to external funders.
Waitaha Action to Impact Fund
New funding opportunity for community organisations through Environment Canterbury’s Long-Term Plan 2021–31.