Community Grant

Funding applications for 2023 open 01 April and close at 4:30pm on 01 May.

The Kaipara District Council Community Grant is:

  • Intended to make a contribution to an organisation to support Council’s Community Outcomes;
  • Intended to support events, services or activities that are of benefit to the community, and can demonstrate those benefits;
  • For operational costs or capital projects;

The criteria can be found in the Community Assistance Policy.

Please email completed applications to: or post them to: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340.

Once applications close, applications are reviewed and the Committee meet to make their decisions. Following this applicants are notified of the outcome. Meeting dates for the committee (historical and upcoming) can be found on the meetings page.

Previous successful applicants are listed here. The 2022 funds were awarded to the following applicants:

Applicant Purpose Amount $
Circus Kumarani Productions    Yearly rental 7,583.37
Dargaville Menz Shed Yearly rental for two buildings 9,600.00
Feeling Fab Trust Pamper Programmes 2,068.74
Hakaru Community Hall & Domain Society Inc.      Entry deck and ramp at main hall entrance 9,200.00
Kaipara Heritage Machinery (Dargaville) Inc. Preparation and painting the exterior of the machinery museum  5,890.00
Kaiwaka Library Preparation and painting library exterior, including scaffolding hire 13,236.00
Kaiwaka Playcentre Inc. Pergola roof, pergola blinds, edging repairs and contribution to swing area 10,819.00
Mangawhai Community Garden Contribution towards mulch and fertiliser 650.00
Mamaranui Bowling Club Inc. Under counter dishwasher and under counter glasswasher 6,700.00
Northern Wairoa A&P Association Inc. Building materials 4,580.00
Northern Wairoa Genealogy Society Inc. Office chairs, red/black poppies from Modeltech 4,287.25
Pouto Marine Hall Inc. Bedding and furniture 5,084.84
Helping Paws Charitable Trust Installation of tap and sink, water tank 4,970.00
Tokatoka Hall Society Inc. Manhole cover (ply) and back door 1,610.12
Volunteering Northland Contribution towards the project in the Kaipara district 5,000.00
Whitebait Connections - Mountain to Sea
Conservation Trust
Contribution towards Whitebait Connections information stall at
Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day
Wild Side Charitable Trust Re-roofing Dargaville House 7,859.00
  Total $99,983.32