Funding & Grants

This section gives information and advice on what funding and grants are available for individuals, groups and people wanting to hold an event.

There are two databases available to help you find funding:

  • givUS - for group applications (previously called FundView)
  • givME - for individual applications, e.g. scholarships (previously called BreakOut)

Help is available from Rangiora library staff on using givUS and givME. Both of these databases can be accessed via our Libraries website if you have a library card and PIN.

Seeking funding support

The Community Development Team offers advice about funding, and can organise specialist workshops, assist with strategic planning and occasionally survey community agencies to check what would be useful, for example, with training needs.

The Funding section of the Chatter community newsletter includes details of a number of current funding opportunities.

Funding Forum

On 18th May 2020 a forum on funding was held via zoom. The forum was recorded and can be viewed here:

Representatives from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), Rata Foundation and Waimakariri District Council (WDC) each shared information on current funding opportunities. As Te Puni Kōkiri were unable to participate on the day they have supplied the attached written information. The forum was facilitated by Social Services Waimakariri (SSW). It was organised by a small team from DIA, SSW and WDC.

Hot Tips for Funding Requests

On 18th June 2020 a second forum with some 'hot tips' for funding requests was held via zoom. This forum was also recorded and can be viewed here:

If you are responsible for writing funding requests for a not for profit organisation or community group, this workshop may be just what you need. This is a recording of a zoom workshop held June 2020 focusing on how to write great funding applications. Trish Hughes from Community Operations of Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) guides participants through the Lottery Community request form with tips on what information to include. Organised in partnership by DIA, Social Services Waimakariri and Waimakariri District Council.