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Council administers a number of grants. Information on the grants are provided below along with the downloadable application forms. For further information please phone +64 3 689 7771 or email You can deliver all grant applications to the Waimate Information Centre at the Event Centre, 15 Paul Street, Waimate.

The Waimate District Council administers five grants:

  1. Community Grant
  2. Sports Grant
  3. Creative NZ Communities Scheme
  4. SportNZ Rural Travel Grant
  5. Heritage Grant

Grants Brochure and Timeline

Grants are advertised in The Waimate Trader, Timaru Herald, Kurow Bugle and Waimate News and Views as per the timeline. Grants are also advertised on our Facebook page as they become available for application.

Community Grant

The fund is open to all organisations not qualifying for funding under Council Sports Grant, SportNZ Rural Travel Grant and Creative New Zealand Communities Scheme.

Currently funded at $10,000 per annum, this fund opens for applications in April and October each year.

Community Grant Waimate Funded Projects 2017-18

Community Grant Criteria and Eligibility Policy

Community Grant Application Form

Community Grant Accountability Form

Creative Communities NZ Scheme (CCS)

The Creative Communities NZ Scheme provides funding for individuals and organisations for arts and cultural activities within the Waimate District. It is currently funded at $11,275.00 per annum. Applications open 1 October and 1 April each year.

Before completing your application read how to write a good application.

CCS Waimate Funded Projects 2017-18

CCS Application Form (for handwritten applications)

CCS Application Form (for electronic applications)

CCS Accountability Form

CCS Application Guide

CCS Brochure

CCS Schools Projects, Updated Guidelines August 2015

Heritage Fund

The Heritage Fund is open throughout the year for organisations and individuals who undertake heritage preservation and enhancement projects.

Currently funded at $5,000 per annum.

Heritage Fund Waimate Funded Projects 2017-18

Heritage Application Form (includes eligibility)

Heritage Fund Project Accountability Form

Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide a travel subsidy for sporting clubs and schools competing in local sports competitions.

Currently funded at $9,500 per annum.

Open for application 1 October and 1 April each year.

SportNZ Rural Travel Waimate Funded Projects 2017-18

SportNZ Rural Travel Application Form (includes eligibility)

SportNZ Rural Travel Accountability Form

SportNZ Rural Travel Fund Guidelines

WDC Sports Fund Scheme

The WDC Sports Fund assists with grants for club initiatives, equipment purchase, training programmes, judge's expenses, etc.

Currently funded at $10,000 per annum.

Open for application 1 October each year and closes 5pm, 31 October. (If there is funding remaining from this round a second round will be open for application. Please contact the Grants Administrator on +64 3 689 7771 for further information).

WDC Sports Fund Scheme Waimate Funded Projects 2017-18

WDC Sports Fund Scheme Application Form (includes eligibility)