Other funding and resources

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


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.


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.Gaming Machine Funding

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.

You can find information about other gaming machine funders at granted,govt,nz - please note that not all of the organisations listed available to Far North applicants, although you can find them all listed on the Department of Internal Affairs website.

Step 3.Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs administers a number of different funding opportunities, including the  Lottery Grants Board 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

Step 4.Waitangi Day Event Funding

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage has annual funding that they grant for Waitangi Day commemorations.  Applications for 2023 are open from 11 September 2023 - 13 October 2023 - you can find more information on the Ministry of Culture and Heritage website



Other Resources

There are a number of groups that provide services and support that may be free to access.  Some are specific to a ward or area with the district, some are available to everyone.  

Step 1.General

Event Planning

If you are planning an event, the Office for Disability Issues has provided this quick guide for planners to consider accessibility issues for attendees, with links for further information.

Event Planning - Accessibility(PDF, 92KB)

Step 2.Kaikohe-Hokianga Ward

Hokianga Harbour Care

Tiaki Nga Wai o Hokianga (Hokianga Harbour Care - https://www.hokiangaharborcare.co.nz/) are working to improve the health of the Hokianga Harbour by restoring the health of waterways and catchments that flow into the harbour.  If you live in the Hokianga area, they may be able to help you with fencing and riparian planting along waterways that lead to the harbour.

You can contact them through their webpage, email them at tiakingawaiohokianga@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook at Tiaki Nga Wai o Hokianga