Wellington Regional Amenities Fund

The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund is a partnership between Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Kāpiti Coast District Council, and Porirua City Council.

Wellington Amenities Fund logo.


There is one funding round each year for the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF).  The funding calendar will be updated when the 2017 round has been opened.

Fund guidelines and criteria

For information on how to apply, read our Guidelines and Criteria for 2016 (238KB PDF) | Text version (979KB RTF)


The fund supports regionally significant organisations that will achieve the following identified strategic priorities for the region:

  • economic growth
  • regional connectedness
  • competitive advantage

The fund is only focused on arts, culture and environmental organisations that can deliver activities that support these priorities, thereby contributing to the attractiveness, vitality and wellbeing of the Wellington region.

The purpose of the fund is to allow funded entities to:

  • focus more on their core business
  • reduce the amount of time spent on securing funding across the region
  • improve their ability to perform on a wider regional basis
  • improve accessibility to their services
  • make sure staffing requirements are met adequately for a fixed term.

For a snapshot of what was funded at the last round, see: Past Allocations (47KB PDF)

In 2016 a detailed evaluation of the grant activity in the first four years of the fund was undertaken, which looked into the economic and social benefits delivered by the fund in the region – Executive summary (1.9MB PDF)

More information

Mark Farrar, Fund Manager

 Phone  04 803 8525
 Email  mark.farrar@wcc.govt.nz