Buller District Council

Economic Diversification Contribution Fund

Economic Diversification Governance Board (EDGB)

About the fund

Oceana Gold Ltd has committed $50,000 to the EDGB during 2020/2021. The amount of contribution, use of the funding and entity/entities to receive the funds will be agreed through the EDGB

Funding priorities

The main purpose of the EDGB is to provide an appropriate forum:

  • To enhance collaborative relationships between business owners, community groups and individuals;
  • To identify appropriate projects to be pursued to enhance the socio-economic development and economic diversification of Reefton;
  • To identify appropriate and additional sources of funding for identified projects;
  • To provide governance and transparency in decision making and outcomes.

Funding criteria

Applicants must be community groups representing their community or businesses within the Reefton area having a project or projects requiring funding. (Funding will not be considered for existing operational costs).

The fund is for projects that will lead to economic diversification and development in Reefton.

The funds must be used for materials and services and invoices provided as per EDGB requirements. Grants will not be made retrospectively.

Applicants will have completed all areas of the application form and provided all required information. Applications can be mailed to P O Box 100, Reefton, Attn Rachel Fifield, or alternatively dropped into the Reefton Visitor Information Centre, Attn Rachel Fifield for collection.

Important dates

20 November 2020 – Applications close, please contact Socio-economic Development Officer if you require support with your application or if you have any questions. Rachel Fifield (SEDO) is the EDGB representative available to provide you with guidance and information to assist you with your application process.

Payment of funds

See funding application form.

Project updates and completion reporting

Successful applicants will be required to provide written progress updates using the project progress Report form every second month to the EDGB. A report of total spending and receipts will be required on project completion, unspent funding will be returned to the EDGB for re investment in the community.

You’ll find application forms, at the Socio-economic Development Office, Corner Buller Road & Smith Street, Reefton and below. Please contact Rachel Fifield on 027 3517081 or email rachel.fifield@bdc.govt.nz if you require an application form.

November EDGB Fund Information (189Kb)
November EDGB Application Form – Fillable (340Kb)
November EDGB Application Form (288Kb)


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