Back to funding sources

Masterton District Council Community Wellbeing Grants

Closing dates


Always open for applications?


Eligible districts



To be eligible for a Community Wellbeing Grant:
• organisations should be non-profit community groups
• groups should show that they will make a contribution to the project/costs
• groups must show they can account for the funds and must have completed the accountability form for any previous funding
• the project or activity must be based in the Masterton District or substantially benefit Masterton residents
• groups must be delivering a public service

For more information about Fund Criteria, download:
Community Development Grant Criteria

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


Masterton District Council adopted a Wellbeing Strategy He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua last year, outlining our long-term direction for the social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing of our community.
To align with the strategy, new “Community Wellbeing Grants” are being introduced this year (2019) to provide support to community groups and organisation for projects that contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing of our community.
This new Community Wellbeing Grant replaces our previous Community Development Grant. This new grant also provides an avenue for organisations that would have usually sought funding through annual or long-term plan processes to apply for funding.


To support groups in line with the Community Development Policy to improve the quality of their service, maintain or expand their service, recruit or retain staff and volunteers, support skills development and increase their membership.

Projects funded

Eligible Projects
• community activities
  - meeting community needs,
  - improving services,
  - expanding programmes
• training
  - staff, community, volunteers, skill development, forum/seminar costs
  - support for volunteers or Programme coordination wages
• Facility development
Projects that would usually seek funding through annual or long-term plan processes (e.g. more substantive facility upgrades) and can demonstrate a contribution to the wellbeing of the Masterton community (or parts of it).
  - e.g. Minor upgrades of community facilities (under $5,000)
  - e.g. Major upgrades of community facilities ($5,000 +)
• administration costs
  - rental/rates/insurance/electricity,
  - operational costs e.g. phone, stationery,
  - auditing/financial and clerical costs,
  - travel within district (limited)

Excluded projects

• application from individuals
• applications from educational institutions
• applications to provide/deliver social welfare/health treatment/benefits to individuals
• applications from organisations, which have not completed accountability requirements for earlier grants
• projects already completed are not eligible

Funds available

Information not available

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

An application form must be completed to be considered for a grant.  Applications must be received by the advertised closing date below.  Your organisation may be approached by staff or committee members for further information if required.
For further information about this grant please contact Andrea Jackson, Manager Community Facilities & Activities on (06) 370 6272 or email:

Download an Application Form (DOC, 220KB)
Community Wellbeing Information Sheet (DOC, 190KB)

Information required with your application

Applicants will need to indicate how their application aligns with our vision and priorities set out in He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua.

Conditions of acceptance

An organisation that has received a Community Development grant from Council in the past must return their completed Accountability Form before a new application can be considered.


Andrea Jackson
Manager, Community Facilities and Activities
Masterton District Council
P O Box 444
Masterton 5840
New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 370 6300 Fax: +64 6 378 8400