Community Initiatives Fund

Round 2 will open 4 April 2020

Round 2 of the 2019/20 year will open 4 April, with the consideration meeting to be held on 26 May 2020.

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 Grants Sub-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.

Grants will usually be up to a maximum of $2,500 for any project in any one financial year.

There are two funding rounds per year, round 1 of the 2020/21 year will open in October.

Eligibility criteria: Cif Applicant Eligibility Criteria

You can access the application form here:

Rangitikei Grants Application

This is now an online application process. If you need assistance completing your form, please contact us by:

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

  • visiting the Council’s offices at 46 High Street, Marton or 92 Hautapu Street, Taihape

Results for 2019/20
Funding Round 1

  • Hunterville Squash Racquets Club Incorporated - Hunterville Squash Club
  • Bulls & District Community Trust - Bulls Annual Christmas Parade
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Marton - Skate Ministry Marton
  • 1st Marton Scout Group - Purchase a trailer with cage
  • Parent to Parent Manawatu - 2nd Generation Workshop
  • Taihape Older and Bolder - Taihape Older and Bolder Newsletter
  • Bulls Toy Library Incorporated - Board Games and toy replenishment
  • Clifton School - Community defibrillator
  • Marton & Surrounds ICT Hub Charitable Trust - Marton, Ratana & Hunterville Computer Hubs
  • Project Marton Incorporated - Community Garden Workshops

Results for 2017/18
Funding Round 2

  • Wanganui Area Neighbourhood Support Groups Inc
  • Bulls and Districts Historical Society Inc
  • Marton & District Historical Society
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hinemanu me Ngāti Paki ki Mōkai Pātea
  • Marton Country Music Festival
  • Project Marton Inc
  • Rangitikei Branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

Results for 2017/18
Funding Round 2

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