Rural Community Grant Fund

The Whanganui Rural Community Board offers support to smaller community-based projects in our rural areas.

The purpose of this seed funding is to enable small and nimble projects to get underway. These activities must show a clear community benefit. Grants of up to $1000 will be considered per project.

The board will consider all applications, but funding decisions will be at the discretion of the board. The board will prefer activities that are family and community focused, encourage local participation and fulfil a demonstrated community need.

For more information, visit the Whanganui Rural Community Board page.

You can also contact democracy support officer, Diane Paterson, on 06 349 3152 or email