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Funding & Grants

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.

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.

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.

Other Funding

Council Funding

To apply for Council funding, groups and individuals can make a submission on the Annual Plan or Long Term Plan. Applicants can make submissions to the Council for variations to the plan, including financial support.

The process begins around November for decisions affecting the Council budget for the next financial year, which begins on 1 July.

Events Funding

The Waimakariri Event Funding is a contestable fund provided by the Council and managed by Enterprise North Canterbury. Funding is allocated to support events that clearly demonstrate economic and/or community benefit to the Waimakariri District. The Waimakariri Event Funding pool is $30,000 with a minimum grant of $500 and a maximum grant of $5000 per event.

Applications close on 31 March and 30 August each year. All information can be found on the Visit Waimakariri website.

Funding Options for Individuals and Community Groups

For other funding information, refer to the Funding section in the Chatter community newsletter.