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Annual Plan 2022/23 Funding Requests

If you are planning to ask Council for funding or some other form of support please consider the following:

Council has a range of community grant funding options available. These are:

Information about each of these funds, including amounts available and application closing dates can be found by using the above links.

What if your request does not qualify for any of the funds listed above?

If your request does not qualify for any of the above funds you should consider asking for your initiative to be included in Council’s annual budget for 2022/23. We start working on our budget almost a year before it is adopted so you will need to have your request to us by 3 September 2021 for consideration for the Annual Plan 2022/23.

Information you need to include in your request:

  • Name of organisation making the request.
  • Contact person and contact details - email, phone, address.
  • Has the organisation applied for funding from Council before? If so, please give description and year.
  • Description of the project or initiative you are seeking funding for. Please give a brief and clear explanation, including timeframes you are working to.
  • What is the total cost of the project?
  • What is the amount your are requesting from Council?
  • Is this a one-off request or would the project require ongoing funding? Please state amount and frequency.
  • How much is your organisation contributing to the project?
  • Have you sought funding from any other sources? If so, please list the source and the amount.
  • Have you done any fundraising for the project? If so, please list method and amount raised.
  • Who will benefit from your project? (An individual, a group, a community or community organisation, the whole district?) Please explain.
  • How does the project align with MDC’s Vision and/or Community Outcomes?

    Vision: Manawatū District - Proudly provincial

                          A great place to land


    • A place to belong and grow
    • A future planned together
    • An environment to be proud of
    • Infrastructure fit for the future
    • A prosperous, resilient economy
    • Value for money and excellence in local government
  • Any other information you think would be of interest to Council (quotes, design plans, diagrams etc).

The deadline for applications is 3 September 2021. Soon after this date we will provide all applicants with an opportunity to speak to Council about their request. We will be in touch closer to the time regarding the dates for this.

If you have any questions regarding this process please email to

Remember that any funding granted to your organisation by Council would not be available until the beginning of the 2022/23 financial year (1 July 2022).

Requests for funding can be made to Council on the form below.

Click here to view form.