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Community Grants

Current round closes 24 August 2024

The Community Grants Fund was established to support the work of community groups and volunteer organisations providing community and social projects and services within the Buller District.

For the upcoming year, applications close on 24 August 2024 and 22 February 2025. A total of $105,000 will be distributed through the two funding rounds.

This fund is budgeted annually in the Council's Annual Plan, ensuring a regular and predictable funding process. It is contestable, and funding is not available for individuals or commercial activities. Each applicant can receive funding only once per financial year (1 July—30 June). Due to high demand, not all applications can be funded.

Round 1

Closes 24 Aug 2024  

Applications assessed September 2024

Successful applications - funds allocated October 2024

Round 2

Closes 22 Feb 2025  

Applications assessed March 2024

Successful applications - funds allocated April 2024

Before applying for Community Funding, check if your project/event/initiative is eligible for funding.

All applications must be on the Community Grants application form either submitted online, by email to or in person at our service centers.

Please note, screenshots of applications will not be accepted.