Other funding sources

Organisations other than the Council that offer community grants and support in Wellington.

General funding


The Generosity New Zealand website has a database listing a wide range of potential funders. There are two main sections to the Generosity New Zealand Service - givUS is for community groups seeking funding and givME is for individuals seeking funding for study and professional development.

You can access givUS and givME online with your Wellington City Libraries card.

Database login page - Wellington City Libraries


New Zealand's crowdfunding platform to create, collaborate, and support the funding of creative projects.


Gaming trusts

Gaming trusts are an important source of funding for community groups. They are monitored by the Department of Internal Affairs. Gaming trusts in different areas have their own funding criteria.

Arts funding

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage website includes a Cultural Funding Guide which focuses specifically on arts funding.

Funding NZ Culture - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Magnus Grant

Heritage NZ Inc offer assistance for educational purposes, training or assistance to chronic health conditions.  The Grant is open to children and grandchildren of serviceman/women from World War Two.  You may meet the criteria for this fund if you have previously applied to the Stanley Banks Bequest which is no longer available.

Hutt Minoh Friendship Trust

The Hutt Minoh Friendship Trust develops and sponsors Japanese education and cultural awareness. The Trust also supports community programmes that benefit and contribute to the relationships between the people of the Greater Wellington region and their Japanese sister cities, Minoh City, Nishio City and Sakai City.

For information about the grant scheme:

Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust

Sport funding

Sport New Zealand has an online sport funding directory.

Directory of Potential Funding Sources - Sport New Zealand