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Local Initiatives Fund

Is your community group or non-profit organisation looking for start-up funding for a new project? The Local Initiatives Fund may be able to help.

We are looking for unique initiatives that make a difference for our communities and enhance social connectedness and wellbeing.

Moemoeātia te moemoeā, engari whakatinanahia.

Dream the dream, but achieve it also

What the fund is for

This annual grant scheme, available to not for profit groups and organisations, is a great opportunity to develop new activities and initiatives that can make a real difference in Palmerston North.

The fund is $25,000 and there is no maximum on how much you can apply for.

The fund is targeted to support new ideas, particularly those which:

  • increase social connectedness in neighbourhoods
  • increase social connectedness in disadvantaged communities
  • result in a strong and sustainable voluntary sector
  • result in active citizenship.

Past recipients 

These are some of the groups that have previously received funding:

How to apply

Applications for 2017 funding open later this year. In the meantime, we'd love to meet you and discuss your project ideas.

We can give advice on whether this fund is for you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact Rebecca Hofmann on 06 351 4100 or email