The fund is about supporting geographic communities, as well as communities of interest. It is not intended for arts, sports or large scale city events that require significant levels of support.
The scheme administrator can advise you on funding opportunities for these type of events.
For this scheme, events are defined as gatherings of a celebratory, educational, competitive, commemorative or exhibitive nature that:
- share a common purpose
- are clearly defined with a beginning and end
- occur for a limited time
- may be repeated on a cyclical basis, such as annually, but are not regularly scheduled, i.e. weekly cultural activity classes.
Events should be locally significant, of special interest to the people of Palmerston North and enhance community wellbeing.
Some of the events funded by CCF include Pasifika Fusion, Awesome Awapuni Day and regional kapa haka showcases.
How to apply
Applications are open throughout the year. We recommend applying in good time before your event. Applications must not be submitted less than two months before the event.
We'd love to meet you and discuss your project. We can give advice on whether this fund is for you, and answer any questions you may have before you submit your application. Please contact Rebecca Hofmann on 06 351 4100 or email Rebecca.Hofmann@pncc.govt.nz
The application form and guidelines can be downloaded below, or picked up in hardcopy from our Customer Service Centre or your local library.