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.
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The Community Climate Action Fund provides seed-funding for not-for-profit climate action projects in the Whanganui district. Our aim is to support the community to develop projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or grow our community’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Projects applying to this fund might:
Read our guidelines: Applying-for-the-Community-Climate-Action-Fund(PDF, 4MB).
We have another fund available for projects aimed at minimising waste - click on the link to find out more: Waste Minimisation Fund Whanganui District Council
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the council's climate change advisor, Caroline Arrowsmith, on 06 349 3234 if you would like to discuss your application.
Each group or organisation can apply for up to $20,000 each year.
The total value of funding available for the council to allocate each financial year is $100,000.
The Community Climate Action Fund can be used for up to 50% of your total proposal cost. In your application, you will need to either show you have 50% of the funding available or identify a funding partner or partners (and include proof of this third party funding).
Your contribution to 50% of the costs may include some in-kind funding (where goods or services other than money are contributed).
The Community Climate Action Fund can be used for:
The Community Climate Action Fund can’t be used for:
Whanganui District Council’s climate change advisory group – made up of Tangata Whenua and community representatives, subject matter experts and council staff – will allocate funding.
The amount allocated will depend on the number of applications received.
Preference will be given to Whanganui-based organisations and projects must take place within the Whanganui district.
When evaluating projects, we look at:
See our Applying for the Community Climate Action Fund document for more detail on our criteria.
Successful applicants will need to submit a report no more than one year after receiving funding. The report will need to cover: