Funding calendar

Closing, decision and project dates for Council funding applications.

Are you a first-time applicant?

If you're a first-time funding applicant, you may want to read about our funding or browse the various funds we offer.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with one of our Funding Advisors. 

Key dates for funds

Once the funding pool is open you can submit your application at any time before the closing date. The deadline for online applications to the Wellington Funding website is 11.59pm of the application closing date.

Note: Closing dates and grant values are subject to change.

2024 dates

Fund Key dates Status
Waste Minimisation Seed Fund (Under $2000)

Open from: 1 February - 31 May

Decision: Two weeks after the end
of the month of application

Closed
Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme

Closed: 29 February

Decision: 04 April

Closed
Sports Event Partnership Fund

Closed: 17 March

Decision: 09 April

Closed
Arts and Culture Fund

Closed: 28 March

Decision: 22 May

Closed
C H Izard Bequest

Closed: 28 March

Decision: 22 May

Closed
Climate and Sustainability Fund

Closed: 28 March

Decision: 22 May

Closed
Tawa Community Funding

Closed: 11 April

Decision: 27 May

Closed
Arts and Culture Fund

Closes: 08 August

Decision: 09 October

Open
Living Wage For Events Fund

Closes: 08 August

Decision: 09 October

Open
Natural Environment Fund

Closes: 08 August

Decision: 09 October

Open
Betty Campbell Accommodation Assistance Grants 

Closes: 15 August

Decision: 05 September

Open 
Social and Recreation Fund

Closes: 15 August

Decision: 09 October

Open
Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme

Closes: 29 August

Decision: TBC

 
Climate and Sustainability Fund

Closes: 08 October

Decision: 04 December

 

Note: Closing dates and grant values are subject to change.

Year-round funding applications

Funding pool Key dates Status

Active Transport Workplace Fund

Opens: To be confirmed 1 September.

Closed

Community Events Sponsorship
Contact the City Events Team to discuss eligibility and details of your event, events@wcc.govt.nz
Closed for new applications in 2023/24

Mayoral Relief Fund

Applications accepted at any time

Open

Wellington Venues Subsidy

Applications accepted at any time

Decision: Two weeks after the end of the month of application

Open

2023 dates

Fund Key dates Status
Waste Minimisation Seed Fund (Under $2000)

Closed: 1 July - 31 October

Decision: Two weeks after the end of the month of application

Closed
Arts and Culture Fund

Closed: 26 October

Decision: 06 December

Closed
Social and Recreation Fund

Closed: 26 October

Decision: 06 December

Closed

Funding Portal

When you're ready to apply for Council funding, visit our Funding Portal.   If you receive an error message when trying to access the funding portal on a mobile device, please use these instructions or contact the Funding Team.

Go to Funding Portal

 

Project start and end dates

When you apply for funding, it's important to be clear about your project start and end dates. Projects should be completed within the time frame of the funding pool.

Earliest project start date

You can start your project before you've received confirmation that your grant has been approved. You will, however, only be able to claim project costs from the funding decision date onwards (see the calendar above for details).

If your project needs to start before the funding decision date, contact our funding team advisor.

Project end date

Projects must be completed within the time frame of the funding pool.

 

Contact us

Funding Team

Email: funding@wcc.govt.nz