Council Community Funding

Projects that Can be Funded

  1. New Zealand Representative ("one-off" donations of $250)
  2. Minimal Donations (donations of up to $500)
  3. General Donations:
    1. Public Events
    2. Rural Community Halls (maintenance / improvements)
    3. Community Services (not-for-profit community based organisations providing an on going, free community service) 
    4. Heritage / Historic
    5. Salaries and wages will not be funded unless there are exceptional circumstances
  4. Substantial Donations ($10,000 or more to develop new or existing community facilities)
  5. Community Development Loans (low interest loans to develop new or existing community facilities)
  6. Sport and Recreation Loans (low interest loans to develop new or existing community facilities)

Application Process

  1. Submit a completed application form to the Timaru District Council before the closing date.  "Funding Application" forms are available from Council offices in Geraldine, Temuka and Timaru.
  2. All applications are acknowledged in writing. 
  3. Applicants may be invited to attend a meeting to present further information and / or clarify the application.
  4. Applicants will be advised in writing of the decision.
  5. Successful applicants will have the donation paid into a bank account within 2 weeks of the meeting provided all the payment information is included with the application.
  6. Complete a project report form within 2 months of the completion of the project.
  7. If a guarantee against loss is offered it needs to be claimed within 2 months of the event taking place.

Closing and Decision Dates

Closing date Meeting decision date        
17 March 20172 May 2017
1 September 201717 October 2017

Fund Size

Type of funding Amount
General Grants $113,600 annually
Substantial Grants (over $10,000) $30,000 annually
Community Development Loans $500,000 Revolving
Sport and Recreation Loans $1,000,000 Revolving

Request Further Information

Contact Contact Details
Colleen Te Au 03 687 7452
Jenny Ensor 03 687 7254