Community Group Grants

Community Group Grants (CGG) have been established by Waitaki District Council to assist non-profit organisations and groups based in the Waitaki District with projects. A project may include one-off programmes, services or activities that benefit the community.

Available Funding

Funding is for one-off costs associated with a project/programme/service or activity.

Ongoing funding will not be considered.

There are two funding rounds per annum (1 July - 30 June) with a total of $75,000 available to cover both funding rounds.

  • Round one: Monday 5 February 2024 – Friday 8 March 2024
  • Round two: Monday 29 July 2024 – Saturday 7 September 2024

Does your community group need a grant for a Council Fee?

There is a small amount available on a yearly basis to help community groups with Council fees - road closures, liquor licences. If you feel this applies to your group fill in this form and attach it to your application.

Grant Objectives

The objectives of Community Group Grants are to:

  • Assist groups to meet the needs of the community
  • Support projects/programmes/services or activities that demonstrate local initiative.


Recipients of funding through the Community Group Grants are required to complete an Accountability Form within which they must:

  • Specify how the grant was spent and attach evidence of expenditure - such as receipts, invoices or signed statements.
  • Report the benefits of having received the assistance.

The accountability form for organisations must be returned within 6 months of having received the funding. Organisations that do not complete and return this accountability form will not be eligible for further funding from the Waitaki District Council. 

How to apply

You can apply for the Community Group Grants and Council Fees Waive via our online forms below.

Or you can download  printable forms and send them to


If you have any questions, please contact or 03 433 0300.  

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Further information

For further information on Community Group Grants, Please contact telephone 03 433 0300 or email