Council & City

Council affiliated organisations

We fund three organisations who share our vision of community wellbeing across the sports, arts and social services sectors.

Sport Manawatū

Sport Manawatū is the regional body that links with the national sports promotion body, Sport and Recreation New Zealand. Its vision is "Everyone Active Every Day" and its mission is to lead our region in sport and active living to increase participation. In our region, Sport Manawatū has taken a lead role in developing and implementing the Regional Sports and Recreation Strategy. Activities under this strategy range from developing an online booking system for sports facilities to managing the franchises of the region's elite sports teams. It includes providing practical and financial support to the numerous community sports groups and activities that take place and working with other agencies to bring major sports events into our region.

Community Services Council

The Community Services Council coordinates social services in the city. It recognises the vital role that the community and voluntary sector plays in the welfare of our citizens. It provides support, advice, training and advocacy, distributes Council funding, and builds the capacity of the sector to respond to social needs.

Community Arts Palmerston North

Community Arts Palmerston North is a group dedicated to the arts in Palmerston North. It provides a range of services, aimed at supporting art and creativity within our community, for example by encouraging participation in the arts, by providing access to arts materials and artistic expertise, through the development of art and artists and the marketing of arts products, exhibits and performances.

It operates from the Square Edge building on the Square, which have been developed to provide studio and exhibition space for rent.