Funding calendar

Application closing dates for Council funding and project start dates.

You can submit your application at any time before the closing date of the funding pool.

The deadline for online applications to the Wellington Funding website is 12 midnight of the application closing date.

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 notification / decision date (see the calendar below for details).

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

Project end date

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

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

Applications accepted all year round Funding pool Open Funding notification / decision date

Applications accepted at any time

Active Transport Workplace Fund


 

Decisions are made within two weeks after the end of the month of application

Applications accepted at any time

Mayoral Relief Fund

N/A

At least 1 month before event

Wellington Venues Subsidy

Up to 4 weeks after application

2021 funding

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

Closing dates for 2021

Funding pool

Open

Funding notification / decision date

26 February

Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme 

 

1 April 

26 February

Tawa Community Fund

 

14 April

19 March

CH Izard Bequest

 

19 May 

19 March

Arts and Cultural Fund

 

19 May 

19 March

Social and Recreation Fund

 

19 May 

31 March

Building Resilience Fund

 

19 May

30 June

Betty Campbell Accommodation Assistance

30 July

Open from 1 July to 31 October 

Waste Minimisation Seed Fund Under $2000

 

Decisions are made within two weeks after the end of the month of application

2 August

 

Community Events Sponsorship

 

27 August

19 August

Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme 

 

TBC

26 August

Arts and Culture Fund 

 

13 October

26 August

Natural Environment Fund

 

13 October

26 August

Social and Recreation Fund 

 

13 October

20 October 

Arts and Culture Fund

 

8 December 

20 October 

Natural Environment Fund

 

8 December 

20 October 

Social and Recreation Fund

 

8 December 

20 October 

Waste Minimisation Seed Fund Over $2000

 

8 December 

2020 funding

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

Closing dates for 2020

Funding pool

Open

Funding notification / decision date

30 March 2020

Joe Aspell Trust

 

Moved to 4 September due to COVID-19 lock down (previously 4 May)

Contact us

Phil Railton-Jacks, Funding and Process Advisor

Phone: 021 515 514

Email: funding@wcc.govt.nz