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

2020 funding

Note: 

Closing dates and grant values are subject to change.

Closing dates for 2020 Funding pool Open Funding notification / decision date
Open from 1 February to 31 May Waste Minimisation Seed Fund Under $2000


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

Building Resilience Fund



18 March 

5 February  Built Heritage Incentive Fund



18 March 
28 February  Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme 


 
1 April 
28 February Tawa Community Fund



Moved to 21 May due to COVID-19 lock down (previously 2 April)
30 March Joe Aspell Trust
 


Moved to 4 September due to COVID-19 lock down (previously 4 May)
15 April  CH Izard Bequest
 

 
20 May 
22 April Building Resilience Fund

20 May
30 April Arts and Cultural Fund

20 May
Moved to 29 May due to COVID-19 lock down (previously 30 April) Social and Recreation Fund 


 
Moved to 23 June due to COVID-19 lock down (previously 20 May)
16 June  Betty Campbell Accommodation Assistance Fund


16 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
31 July  Arts and Culture Fund 



2 September 
31 July  Natural Environment Fund



2 September 
31 July Community Events Sponsorship



4 September
31 August Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme



29 September
31 August

Social and Recreation Fund

7 October
13 October Building Resilience Fund



2 December
13 October Built Heritage Incentive Fund

2 December
31 October  Arts and Culture Fund 

2 December

31 October Social and Recreation Fund

2 December
31 October Waste Minimisation Seed Fund Over $2000



2 December

More information

Phil Railton-Jacks, Funding and Process Advisor

Phone 04 803 8562
Mobile 021 515 514
Email funding@wcc.govt.nz