Community Initiatives Fund

Funding Round 1 is now closed.

Round 2 will open on Monday 13 August 2108

This is a Council fund intended to support community-based projects in the Rangitikei district that develop community cohesion and community resilience. The fund is awarded by the Finance / Performance Committee.

Applications are open to groups (not individuals) whose projects show benefit in one of the following areas:

• Community service and support

• Leisure promotion

• Heritage and environment.

Applications are open to local groups as well as those from outside the Rangitikei, however, clear benefit to the Rangitikei must be demonstrated. An example is a community support group for diabetes sufferers.

There are two funding rounds per year, the first will run from 16 April to 28 May 2018 and the second will run from 13 August to 13 September 2018. Grants will usually be up to a maximum of $2,500 for any project in any one financial year.

To apply, you will need to complete the application form (this will be available in August)

This is a writable PDF which can be emailed to: however you can also print it out and fill it in manually. You will also find copies at Council offices and libraries in Marton, Bulls, Hunterville, and Taihape.

Further information for the fund and the scheme are available by:

visiting the Council’s offices

46 High Street, Marton

92 Hautapu Street, Taihape

phoning the Council on 0800 422 522

or emailing

R1 Community Initiative Fund Project Report Form 2017 2018

Results for 2018

Funding Round One

In June, the Community Committees and Boards met to discuss and allocate funding for the Community Initiatives Fund. This was the first funding round for 2018. The Committees, Boards and the Rangitikei District Council would like to congratulate the following groups on their successful applications to the Fund:

  • Project LifeFoot Trust - LiteClub Rangitikei: Bulls Bowling Club, Hunterville Bowling Club and the Rangatira Golf Club
  • Alzheimers Whanganui Inc - The Group
  • Wanganui Area Neighbourhood Support Group - Junoir Neighbourhood Support
  • Marton Country Music Festival
  • Marton players Inc - Open Stage Fridays
  • Bulls District and Community Trust - New river access signage