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Community Initiatives Fund

Round 1 of the 2020/21 year will open 3 October 2020

Round 2 of the 2019/20 year closed 24 April 2020, the consideration meeting was held on Tuesday 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.


At its Emergency meeting 24 March 2020, Council resolved to amend the criteria for Round 2,2019/20 Community Initiatives Fund.

Applications for Round 2, 2019/20 will be open to local groups (not individuals) whose projects solely benefit the following area:

  • Community service and support, with a focus on those who have been impacted by Covid-19.

An example is a local volunteer group delivering groceries to the elderly.

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.

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 2 (Covid-19 focused projects)

    • Whanganui Area Neighbourhood Support Groups Inc.
    • New Zealand Council of Victom 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

    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