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Community Waikato - Tindall Rural Community Event Fund

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Waikato region


Targeted toward small, rural-based organisations to provide events for families, children and their communities.

Hamilton based organisations are excluded.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


The development of this fund was inspired by numerous requests for assistance for community-led events such as family fun days, community celebrations and summer picnics along with events that have arisen in response to specific issues, e.g. a community who had experienced a number of tragic events decided to run a Family Fun Day to encourage their community to focus on the ‘good and positive’ about themselves.


This Rural Community Event Fund has been developed to allow flexibility to provide financial support within a short timeframe.

Projects funded

Events for families, children and their communities.

Excluded projects

Commercial events


Activities funded

Costs related to community-led events.

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

up to a maximum of $500

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

Applications will be made online through the Community Waikato Website.
This fund is available annually, with applications open early October and closing mid November, for rural  community led events.

Fund Information:

Fund Information page:

Decision makers

Community Waikato

Decision time

Distribution is by mid-February each year.

How notified

In writing

How paid

Direct credit


Sally Fenwick Ridley
Training and Funding Manager
Community Waikato
P O Box 391
New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 282 0744