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Community Initiatives Fund

Round 2 of the 2020/21 year is open

Round 2 of the 2020/21 year opened 13 February and closed Monday 15 March 2021, with the consideration meeting to be held on Friday 9 April 2021.

This is a Council fund intended to support community-based projects in the Rangitīkei District that develop community cohesion and community resilience. The fund is awarded by the Grants Sub-Committee.

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 2021/22 year will open in August 2021.

Application Guidelines: Community Initiatives Fund Applicant Guidelines

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 2020/21

Funding Round 1

  • Taihape Older and Bolder
  • Taihape Area Dressage Group
  • Bulls Toy Library Incorporated
  • Predator Free Marton
  • Marton & Surrounds ICT Hub Charitable Trust

Results for 2019/20

Funding Round 2 (Covid-19 focused projects)

    • Whanganui Area Neighbourhood Support Groups Inc.
    • New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups Incorporated
    • Marton Churches Food Pantry
    • Taihape Neighbourhood Support Incorporated

    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