Council General Grants Results Announced

25 September 2009

Wellington City Council today announced the results of the July General Grants round - with more than $329,000 of funding spread between 63 groups.

Some of the successful applicants include:

  • Thorndon Farmers' Market Trust – $20,000 from the economic pool to help establish an authentic farmers' market in Thorndon.
  • Toi Maori Aotearoa – $15,000 from the cultural pool for a Maori music event and workshop.
  • Mokai Kainga Maori Centre Charitable Trust – $5000 from the environmental pool towards a community garden on Happy Valley Road.

The results for the July round of Sports Development Grants were also announced today – with just under $50,000 granted across 10 local sports clubs and organisations.

Full list of Allocations - July 2009

The next round of General Grants is now open – there's funding available for non-profit groups with projects that support the social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of Wellington city. This will be the second of three rounds for this financial year – and is for projects starting after 14 December.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm, Friday 30 October.

Applications for funding from the Joe Aspell Trust also close on that day.

The Council is holding seminars explaining the grants scheme on Friday 9 October from 1.00pm - 3.00pm and from 6.00pm - 8.00pm in the Korimako Room (Committee Room 2) at the Council offices on Wakefield Street. Bookings are essential, so call the Grants team on (04) 499 4444.

For more information about grants, including a grants calendar, application forms, past allocations and guides to completing your application: