Grants and funding for Kaipara Communities

Council grants assist the community in developing and providing their own facilities and services, and building strong and welcoming communities.

Council is committed to recognising and supporting achievement; developing community leadership and self-reliance; assisting and supporting community involvement.

Kaipara District Council has funding available to support projects that will enhance the Kaipara district community. Community organisations are encouraged to apply for this funding if they have projects, activities and services which meet the criteria of the Policy. The Policy is intended to contribute to: 

  • A district with welcoming and strong communities; and
  • A district with plenty of active outdoor opportunities; and
  • A trusted Council making good decisions for the future.

The Community Assistance Policy contains detailed information on eligibility, what needs to be supplied with applications and what Council will be looking for when considering applications.

For application forms and criteria guidelines for all grants and funds please click on the links below. Note we accept applications through our online portal SmartyGrants.

For more information on any of this funding please email 

Creative Communities Scheme

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Supports a wide range of arts projects, enabling communities to be involved in local arts activities. Read more...
01 Feb - 01 Mar   |   01 Jul - 31 Jul


Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

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Subsidises travel for rural junior sports teams (5 to 18 year olds) participating in their local competition. Read more...
01 Mar - 31 Mar   |   01 Aug - 31 Aug

Community Grant

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Funding for projects that support events, services or activities that are of benefit to the community. Read more...
01 Apr - 30 Apr

Reserve Contributions Fund

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Helps groups create, improve and reprioritise how open spaces and reserves are used in their communities. Read more...
01 Jun - 17 Jul

Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account Fund

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Provides not-for-profit groups or agencies funding for purposes that benefit the Mangawhai area. Read more...
01 Aug - 31 Aug

Kai Ora Fund

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Supports innovative small projects that address food security and increase community resilience. Read more...
03 Jan - 06 Feb


Other Funding

Click on the following links to find out more about these grants: