Funders in the Wellington region
Local council funding
All 5 councils in the Wellington region offer funding to their communities for a wide range of purposes.
Free online searches for funders
You can get free access to online funding searches if you:
- have a Wellington, Upper Hutt, Porirua or Kapiti Coast library card, or
- are a student at a tertiary institution.
Searching for funds
Generosity NZ helps you research:
- funding options for community groups
- awards, scholarships and grants for individuals
- ways to connect business and community groups.
You may be able to get free access to Generosity NZ through your local library, otherwise you need to subscribe to use this service.
The Community Organisations Grants Scheme (COGS) is a government fund that provides grants to non-profit community organisations that deliver community-based social services.
The Department of Conservation Community Fund provides annual funding to encourage and inspire community-led conservation.