The Community Wellbeing Fund was initially established in November, 2020.
As part of its response to Covid-19, Council has reviewed its community funding with the aim of making it easier to apply and to introduce a more strategic approach to supporting the community. This fund has the goal of supporting social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing as well as supporting the Council’s vision to create “Our city with heart – He Ngākau Aroha”.
The Community Wellbeing Fund replaced the previous Council funds, the Community Grants Fund, the Neighbourhood Fund, the Iconic Events and the Development Events Fund. This fund will distribute up to $565,000 each year across six funding rounds.
Recently Funded Projects
Do you have an idea for an activity that supports wellbeing in Invercargill?
Applications are invited from groups and organisations seeking funds for a project or event which aligns with Council’s vision.
2022/2023 Funding year:
Round 4 closes 6 January 2023
Round 5 closes 10 March 2023
Round 6 closes 5 May 2023
2023/2024 Funding year:
Round 1 closes 7 July 2023
Round 2 closes 8 September 2023
Round 3 closes 10 November 2023
Applying to the Community Wellbeing Fund
|You can also print and complete an application form.|
- Community Wellbeing Fund Framework
- Community Wellbeing Fund Policy
- Community Wellbeing Fund Committee – Terms of Reference
Funding allocations for 2021–2022
Funding is allocated across six rounds spread throughout the year.
Did you receive funding for an activity that was held within the last 2 months? We require accountability to show how the money received has been spent and what the outcomes of the activity were. Please click here to fill in the accountability online or download and print our pdf.
Funding 2020/2021 overview
Three funding rounds took place in the 2020/2021 year. During this period:
- 52 applications were received
- 35 were allocated funding
- 2 were deferred
Those applications which did not receive funding were declined for a number of reasons, primarily due to the requested investment and outcomes not being sufficiently aligned to the Council’s priorities and vision.
Applications were more likely to be highly scored on liveability and for taking place within the city centre. Fewer applications were seen which scored highly on promoting economic and environmental wellbeing.
Refer to the document below for a full list of the applications and their funding outcomes:
|Number of projects||% of possible points||% funding allocated towards a wellbeing|
|Liveability (social and cultural wellbeing)||35||63%||100%|