Fire and Emergency NZ has advised that the Manawatū-Whanganui Coastal Zone will move to a restricted fire season from 8am on Friday 12 January until further notice due to warm temperatures, drying winds and a lack of rainfall. A restricted fire season means anyone planning on lighting an open-air fire will need a permit.Please be aware of the fire risk conditions – if in doubt, don't light!
Check if you need a permit
For the 2023/24 financial year (starting in July 2023) the council is making a one-off rates remission (reduction) of up to $500 available for households facing a rates rise higher than $700.
More information here
Whanganui District Council provides or administers a variety of funds for activities in our community.
The Heritage Grant Fund provides financial assistance to private building owners in the Town Centre to undertake heritage enhancement work
Designed to support the delivery of innovative and exciting public art in Whanganui
The Creative Communities Scheme is a partnership between Whanganui District Council and Creative New Zealand to promote local arts projects
Information about how groups and organisations can apply for community contracts
Organising an event, tournament or conferences? You may be eligible for a grant through the Whanganui & Partners events fund
Whanganui District Council can offer funding to assist communities and businesses to gain income to help address waste issues
The Whanganui Welcoming Activities Grant supports initiatives that help to make Whanganui more welcoming for newcomers
Apply for funding for your Whanganui District Council-owned or partially owned sports facility
The Community Climate Action Fund provides seed-funding for not-for-profit climate action projects in the Whanganui district.
The purpose of this seed funding is to enable small and nimble projects to get underway. These activities must show a clear community benefit.