Community Wellbeing Grant
Karāti Whaiora ā-Hapori
We’re looking for organisations that are taking an active role in building our future and improving our community’s wellbeing. We want to help organisations and community groups to keep doing the things that make Masterton a great place to live.
Some of the organisations that have received grants in the past are:
- The Wairarapa Youth Charitable Trust to help run its boxing academy focused on youth physical wellbeing and self-confidence
- The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals towards the animal welfare inspectorate services in the Masterton District
- The Masterton Young Citizens Club to help towards operational costs
The Community Wellbeing Grant for the 2022-23 funding year has now closed. Please check back here in July 2023 when the next funding round opens.
If you received funding from the 2022 Community Wellbeing Grant you will need to complete the 2022 Community Wellbeing Grant Accountability Form by 31 May 2023.
Can you Apply?
To be eligible for a Community Wellbeing Grant, organisations should:
- Be non-profit organisations or groups
- Have their project or activity based in the Masterton district or substantially benefit Masterton residents
- Be delivering a public service that contributes to the wellbeing of Masterton district residents
- Show that they will contribute to the project/costs
- Show they can account for the funds
- Have completed the accountability form for any previous funding.
Applications that won’t be considered include:
- Applications from individuals
- Applications from educational institutions
- Applications to provide/deliver social welfare or health treatment/benefits to an individual
- Applications from organisations, which have not completed accountability requirements for earlier grants
- Projects that have already been completed
Other Funding Options
ARTS: Arts groups should apply to the Masterton District Creative Communities Scheme or the Masterton Arts Fund as a first option (unless the purpose is ineligible for funding from those schemes e.g. uniforms, musical instruments, facility development).
EVENTS: Event organisers can apply to the Community Events Fund, where Council allocates sums specifically to support events held in the Masterton district which bring increased economic activity, cultural diversity and community wellbeing.
EDUCATION: Educational institutions or groups should apply to Masterton Trust Lands Trust.
SPORTS: Sports-related groups should apply to Nuku Ora.