Funding, 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 and Funding
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
- Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund: encourage youth (five to 19 years) participation in local sports competition for those in rural areas
- Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao: funding for restoring and protecting native habitats, including weed and pest control for animals and plants threatening native wildlife
- Community Event Funding
Go to the Community Events Fund page
- Sport and Recreation Funding
Go to the Sport and Recreation Community Activity Fund page
Grant accountability forms
Accountability forms for grants are now also completed online.
- Outward Bound - Ka Mahi Scholarship Programme :Outward Bound has a Community Partner programme which enables people to access a scholarship to help them attend a course. Through the Community Partner programme, they have scholarship funding for those aged 18 - 26 years old and for those aged 27 years.
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.
- 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
Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards
The CMEA awards were established in 1997 to celebrate and showcase businesses or community projects that are good for the environment.
Civic Honours Awards
Council considers nominations once every term of Council.
Information on givUS and givME funding bodies.
Grant Accountability Forms
In this section you will find all grant accountability forms.
This award is intended to recognise and reward individuals, companies or organisations who have significantly benefited Marlborough.
Marlborough Community Awards
Any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community may be nominated.
Marlborough Creative Communities Scheme
This scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities.
Marlborough District Council Arts and Heritage
Marlborough District Council Arts and Heritage application information.
Marlborough District Council Community Grants
The focus of the funding is to provide assistance to not-for-profit organisations providing essential services that assist in developing the community at large.
Outward Bound – Ka Mahi Scholarship Programme
The Marlborough First Light Foundation is a charitable trust formed to help young people to attend an Outward Bound course.
Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure Award
Extraordinary, inspiring and significant in cultural endeavour over a lifetime, and wherever possible sharing these with the community.
Queen Elizabeth II Award of Music Fund
Awarded to Marlborough or Kaikoura candidate/s who in the previous year passed the Royal School of Music or Trinity College of Music examinations Grade VIII instrumental or Grade VI vocal.
Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund
The purpose of the fund is to encourage youth (5 to 18 years) participation in local sports competition for those in rural areas.
Waiving of Fees
Waiving of fees to assist non-profit organisations to reduce costs when developing facilities for community, social, recreation and cultural needs.
Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao
Marlborough District Council’s environmental grant scheme provides funding to projects that protect and restore native ecosystems.
Youth Civic Awards
The Youth Civic Awards are held biannually to acknowledge young people who have undertaken voluntary service beneficial to other Marlborough residents.