Other Funding Resources

Find what other sources of funding and assistance you may be able to access to bring your project to life!


Limited time funding

A number of limited funding opportunities come up each year - as we are notified of them, we will put them here for you to access.  This funding is not administered by Far North District Council.

Step 1.Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund (Ministry of Culture and Heritage)

The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund provides funding for events that commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Applications for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are now open, and must be submitted by Friday 22 October 2021.  

This year, between $300,000 and $500,000 of total funding will be available through Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund. Our hope is that this support provides the certainty to encourage as many community groups, local councils and tangata whenua as possible to work together to organise local events that deepen and broaden our shared understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Applicants to the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund will also be asked to consider and demonstrate how they will give effect to the Ministry of Health guidelines for organisers and attendees of gatherings at the different COVID-19 Alert Levels.   

For more information on the fund criteria, please visit the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s website: MCH - Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

Step 2.Northland Regional Events Fund

Northland Inc has been charged with delivering the Ministry for Business and Innovation (MBIE) Regional Events Fund into the Northland region in a way that drives visitation through investment in innovative and sustainable events. These events will have a positive impact on the local economic landscape and offer new and exciting experiences within the region. 

Northland Inc seeks to work collaboratively with the events industry to support the sustainable growth of events within Northland and enhance the quality of peoples’ lives via event participation and affiliated social initiatives.

The Northland Events Fund is a contestable events fund in which all applications are assessed by the Northland Events Fund Panel against the outlined criteria and guidelines.

Applications for the second funding round open on 1 October and must be submitted by 29 October 2021.  

For more information on this funding, please visit the Northland Inc website: Northland Inc Regional Events Fund

Other Funding Options

A number of funding opportunities are available to the Far North District.  Some of these are listed below for you - please note you need to contact them directly to discuss your project, as this funding is not administered by Far North District Council. .

Step 1.Foundation North

Foundation North was previously known as the ASB Trust and offers a number of funding opportunities.  They are one of the few funders who will also consider covering operating expenses and salaries.  Visit their website at https://www.foundationnorth.org.nz/ for further information.

Step 2.Pub Charities

Funding from Pub Charities comes from gaming machines at associated venues.  You can visit their website at https://www.pubcharitylimited.org.nz/ for further information.

Step 3.Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs administers a number of different funding opportunities, including the  Lottery Grants BoardMātauranga Māori Marae Ora Fund and Safer Communities Fund, as well as a number of other funds.  You can find out more on their page at  https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/log-in-here


Funding Assistance

Far North District Council has Funding Advisors that are well-placed to help you with your funding applications.  You can email us at funding@fndc.govt.nz or call us on 0800 920 029 and ask to speak with a Funding Advisor at any time - we can walk through your project with you and give advice on how you can make your vision a reality.

We will also post links to useful information and events as they are available.