Grants and Awards

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Grants and Awards

This page provides information on a range of funding that Marlborough District Council either provides directly, or administers on behalf of other, organisations. Application forms, and information on eligibility, criteria, and closing dates can be found here.

There is also information on awards for individuals and community groups. These awards acknowledge excellence or contribution to the local community.

Grants

Marlborough District Council recognises the important contribution made by community organisations to the overall wellbeing of Marlborough and its residents. To help organisations benefit the wider community, Marlborough District Council makes funds available through:

  • Creative Communities NZ Scheme: Local arts funding, supporting art and cultural activities that increase participation
  • Marlborough District Council Community Grants: one-off funding for not-for-profit organisations providing essential services in the Marlborough community
  • Marlborough District Council Arts and Heritage: funding to implement Marlborough District Council's arts and heritage strategies and support provision of arts and heritage services in Marlborough
  • Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund: encourage youth (five to 19 years) participation in local sports competition for those in rural areas
  • Other Funding information: fundview and breakout

Grant accountability forms

Accountability forms for grants are now also completed online.

Go to accountability forms page

Scholarships

  • Marlborough First Light Foundation: the Marlborough First Light Foundation is a charitable trust formed to help young people to attend an Outward Bound course

Waiver of fees

The waiving of building consent, resource consent, transfer station and food licensing fees is an acknowledged way for Council to assist non profit organisations to reduce costs when developing facilities for community, social, recreational and cultural needs.

Awards

  • TrustPower Community Awards: these awards recognise and reward the valuable contributions made by voluntary organisations in the community
  • Queen Elizabeth II Award of Music Fund: annual award(s) for young Marlborough and Kaikoura music students who have attained Royal School of Music or Trinity College of Music Grade VIII instrumental or Grade VI vocal examination passes
  • Environment Awards: held every two years to recognise and reward working examples of good environmental management of Marlborough's natural resources
  • Marlborough Awards: an award for individuals, companies, or organisations that have significantly benefited Marlborough - special recognition is given to those who have created considerable job opportunities
  • Civic Honours Awards: open to any person who has undertaken deserving service in the Marlborough district, which benefits the district