Funding and Grants

This function is undertaken by Council with the goal of assisting Community Groups and Organisations in the Waitomo District, in the ongoing delivery of a range of social services that collectively contribute to the social and cultural well-being of the Waitomo District Community.

The following calendar outlines when funding applications take place during the financial year. WDC publishes notices of the availability of funding through the Waitomo News and in the news section of this website.

Funding Calendar to 1 July 2019





DC Tynan Trust funding applications close 1/7/18

Triennial Grant funding applications close 1/7/18.


Halls grants to be paid out.


Discretionary Grant funding applications close 1/9/18


Community Partnership Fund

Applications open on October 1st 2018 and close at 5.00 pm November 1st 2018.


Creative Communities Grant applications close 1/11/18

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

applications close 1/11/18


Discretionary Grant funding applications close 1/12/18








Discretionary Grant funding applications close 1/3/19






Creative Communities Grant applications close 1/5/19



Discretionary Grant funding applications close 1/6/19

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund





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Funding and Grants