Pūtea hapori | Community funding
Council funds a wide range of organisations to help them make a difference in our community. Find out what’s available and how to apply.
150 Year Community Seed Event Fund
Community groups are invited to apply for funding for small-scale events celebrating the city's heritage.
Active Communities Fund
This fund aims to remove financial barriers to enable people to be more active, more often.
Arts Event Fund
Apply for funding for arts events that contribute to our goal of a creative and exciting Palmerston North.
Celebrating Communities Fund
This fund supports the development of events in Palmerston North that make a significant contribution to community life.
Community Development Small Grants Fund
This annual fund is designed to cover smaller, ongoing community development expenses incurred by volunteer organisations.
Covid-19 Relief Fund
This fund assists community groups to survive the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Creative Communities Scheme
Apply for funding for your community arts project.
Generosity New Zealand database
This subscription service lists sources of funding available for individuals.
Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme
Under 40? You could be eligible to apply for up to $5,000 towards travel costs associated with an overseas project, or project within New Zealand
Local Initiatives Fund
This fund provides start-up funding to help community groups and not for profit organisations get their projects off the ground.
Major Events Fund
This fund supports drawcard events that showcase Palmerston North as a destination.
Mayoral Relief Fund
If you or someone you know is in extreme financial distress, you may be able to seek help from the Mayoral Relief Fund.
Natural and Cultural Heritage Incentive Fund
If you’re thinking about making repairs or improvements to a listed Palmerston North heritage building or object, you may be able to get financial help from Council.
Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust
Got a brilliant idea for a local performing arts project? You could be eligible for funding through the Arts Heart educational development scheme.
Sports Event Partnership Fund
This fund aims to increase the potential for national sporting events to be held in Palmerston North.
Strategic Priority Grants
Our major funding programme is designed to help the community sector deliver outcomes aligned with Council goals.