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Greytown Trust Lands Community Grants

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

South Wairarapa.


Grants are awarded to local organisations, individuals and schools on merit and at the discretion of the trustees.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply


The Trust was founded in 1871 and was formed originally from the town acres not taken up by rural settlers in the district. The Trust now owns mainly residential land in Greytown and other commercial buildings in the locality.


To hold Trust lands for the purposes of public utility in the district and the promotion and assistance of such purposes in particular to provide financial assistance for educational, physical welfare and cultural purposes.

Projects funded

Arts and culture; community; education; sport and recreation; youth.

Activities funded

Buildings and/or redevelopment ; equipment, furniture, materials, etc ; maintenance/protection/restoration ; training/education.

Excluded activities

Accommodation; administration/operating costs; transport; travel within NZ; travel overseas.

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

No set upper limit

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

The Trust holds two community grant funding rounds per year – March and September.

March – Closing Date: 28 February 2020 for consideration mid March and payment by 31 March 2020.
September – Closing Date: 29 August 2020 for consideration mid September and payment by 30 September 2020.

Applications will be accepted either in electronic or hard copy form.
A separate application must be made for each project or event.

Apply Online
NOTE:  We will acknowledge all submissions received within 2 working days. If you do not receive an email from us acknowledging receipt of your application please contact our office on 304 9071 or email Or alternatively, click here to download a PDF version, complete and return to us by mail or scanning and emailing to

Information required with your application

Your application should be accompanied by a detailed overview of the purpose for which the grant is being applied. Evidence to support the expenditure for which the grant is being requested must be submitted to the trustees before the grant is released. In the case of local organisations a copy of the latest annual accounts is also required. (Specific requirements may be found on the application form).

Decision makers


Decision time

Within one month.

How notified

A letter to contact person when funding approved/declined.

How paid

Varies according to the grant or donation.

Conditions of acceptance

Must send receipt/s and/or invoices.

Other information

As from 1 April 2015 there will now be TWO major funding rounds - these are September and March.

However, applications will still be accepted on a monthly basis for urgent grants to be considered at the monthly Trust Board meetings and the closing date is the first Thursday of each month.


Greytown District Lands Trust
Po Box 16
Greytown 5742
New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 304 9071 Fax: +64 6 304 9071