Funding and Grants

This function is undertaken by Council with the goal of assisting Community Groups and Organisations in the Waitomo District, in the ongoing delivery of a range of social services that collectively contribute to the social and cultural well-being of the Waitomo District Community.

The following calendar outlines when funding applications take place during the financial year. WDC publishes notices of the availability of funding through the Waitomo News and in the news section of this website.

Funding Calendar to 30th June 2020



DC Tynan Trust funding applications close 01/08/19


Discretionary Grant funding applications close 01/09/19


Sport NZ  Rural Travel fund applications close 18/10/19

Community Partnership fund applications close 01/10/19


Creative Communities Grant applications close 01/11/19


Discretionary Grant funding applications close 01/12/19








Discretionary Grant funding applications close 01/03/2020




Creative Communities Grant applications close 01/05/2020


Discretionary Grant funding applications close 01/06/2020

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