Council grants up for grabs

Auckland Council is calling for applications for a number of its grants programmes, with funding available for heritage projects, arts programmes and climate change initiatives.


Individuals, iwi or Māori groups, community groups, trusts and other organisations that contribute to the protection and improvement of regionally significant historic heritage places, sites or areas are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000.

Assistance in preparing grant applications and understanding criteria is available by emailing Applications close November 10.


Arts groups can apply for funding under the Regional Arts and Culture programme for both business capacity and development, and audience development. The programme’s priority is to build the sustainability of regional arts and culture organisations through the development of strategic, business and marketing plans, feasibility studies, organisational development and digital development activities. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $25,000. Applications must be lodged by February 4 and decisions will be released in early April.



Groups that support community-based climate action will be invited to apply for funding next March. The grants provide funding support for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through community-based action, build community resilience to climate impacts and support Māori-led responses to climate change. Grants of between $1000 and $15,000 will be available.