Covid Response Update

All of New Zealand is at “Orange” traffic light setting.

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Read more information about life at Orange >.

Our Libraries and Information Centres are open. For more information click here.

External Funding & Grants

Further funding and grants applications are available from the below fund organisations:

Fund OrganisationFunding Round ClosesWebsite
Pub CharityCheck area eligibility prior to applying.www.pubcharitylimited.org.nz
TG Macarthy TrustAnnual applications close 30 June.www.publictrust.co.nz
Four Regions TrustNext round closes 31 October 2021.www.fourregionstrust.org.nz
Manawatu/Whanganui Lottery Community CommitteeOpened 16 June 2021 and closes 14 July 2021 (Round 1).www.communitymatters.govt.nz
NZCTAlways open. Allow 8 weeks for outcomes.www.nzct.org.nz
The Lion FoundationAlways open. Allow 8 weeks for outcomes.www.lionfoundation.org.nz
Grassroots Trust CentralCheck area eligibility prior to applying.www.grassrootstrust.co.nz


For a full list of funders in the Whanganui/Rangitīkei /Waimarino regions visit Whanganui Community Foundation.