Grant Funding

​Creative Communities Grant Funding

If you are involved with any activity or project, that increases participation in the arts or culture at a local level, you may be eligible for grant funding from the Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Scheme.

Creative Communities grant funding is available for any arts based activity and includes such things as increasing the range and diversity of arts and culture available to local communities, or any project that enhances or strengthens the local arts sector.

Please find below the application guide and form. These can alo be picked up from your local council office.

Application Guide

Application Form

For more information about the funding round please email Nikki or phone her via your local council office.


Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund

Ruapehu District Council in association with Sport New Zealand operate the Youth Sport Team Rural Travel Fund.

The Rural Travel Fund is designed to help youth sport teams with young people aged between 5 to 19 years to attend regular local sport competitions by providing subsidies to assist with travel expenses.

If you are involved with a sport team whose members fall within this age criteria and you require financial assistance for travel to allow your team to take part you may be eligible for a subsidy grant.

Youth Sport Team Rural Travel Fund applications are currently closed

For more information or to register your interest please email Nikki or phone 07 895 8188.


Community Hall Repairs and Maintenance Grants 

RDC provides grant funding for upgrading, repairs and maintenance on community halls in the Ruapehu district that do not receive up-keep from ratepayers.

Eligible halls can apply for ring-fenced funding no more than every two years.

The Community Halls Grant is currently closed.

For more information please email Nikki or call her via your local council office.



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