Community Wellbeing Fund

Invercargill City Council is excited to announce the opening of the Community Wellbeing Fund.

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 replaces 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 $500,000 each year across six funding rounds.

Funding applications

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 Councils vision.

Please click here to apply online or download and print our pdf application form here.

Round 1 is now closed
View the funding allocations for Round 1

Round 2 is now closed
View the funding allocations for Round 2

Round 3 is now closed
View the funding allocations for Round 3

Round 4 Closes 30 July 2021

Round 5 Closes 30 September 2021

Round 6 Closes 30 November 2021


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.

Community Wellbeing Fund Committee Terms of Reference

Community Wellbeing Fund Policy

Community Wellbeing Fund Framework

For further information about this fund or for any queries you may have regarding applications, please contact Gemma Crawford, Engagement and Partnerships Officer +64 021 678 181 or 03 2111 798