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Community Grants

 

Peter Laing Memorial Trust Grants (OPEN) Masterton District Creative Communities Scheme (OPEN)
Marae Development Fund (CLOSED) Masterton Arts Fund (CLOSED)
Community Development Grant (CLOSED) Other Funding
The Murray King Montfort Trimble Foundation Scholarship (OPEN) Community Awards

 


Peter Laing Memorial Trust Grants

The grants are designed to assist people obtain practical training for entry into the agricultural industry (e.g. through a cadet scheme, or certificate; diploma level of study) or alternatively, for those commencing their first farm employment and requiring dogs, or specialist equipment such as a saddle.

Criteria for the grants:

• Must be a resident within the Wairarapa region or strong links with the Wairarapa
• A focus on pastoral farming with applicants having a clearly considered and planned career path
• A strong desire to extend knowledge and interest in agriculture

Applications close on Friday 3 November 2017 at 4.00 pm.

Any queries about the Peter Laing Memorial Trust Grants can be directed to [email protected].

Application for Peter Laing Memorial Trust Grant (PDF, 60KB)


Marae Development Fund

Each year Masterton District Council allocates $15,000 to the Marae Development Fund to support Marae within its District to protect, maintain, restore and/or develop Marae structures.

The next funding round is scheduled for August 2018.

Marae Development funding criteria (PDF, 349KB)


 

Community Development Grant

The Community Development Grant has now closed and will re-open on the 1st July 2018.

Community Development Grant Criteria (PDF, 32KB)

Community outcomes information (PDF, 25KB)

Accountability Form (PDF, 15KB) – to be returned after expenditure of grant received.


 

The Murray King Montfort Trimble Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998, as a memorial to the late Murray King, who was a pioneer in the development of soil conservation and sustainable land management programmes in the Wairarapa. In 2017 the Montfort Trimble Foundation joined as a funding partner, and as a result have joint naming rights.

The scholarship is worth up to $2,000 and will be awarded annually either as one scholarship or divided into several.

It will be awarded to Wairarapa students attending university to obtain degree qualifications, with particular emphasis on sustainable land management, indigenous forest management and soil conservation. Students who have completed part or all of their secondary education in the Wairarapa, or who live in the Wairarapa at the time of applying for the scholarship are eligible.

Applications close on the 31 December each year.

Further information and application forms are available from the council.

Murray King Montfort Trimble Foundation – General Information (DOC, 30KB)

Murray King Montfort Trimble Foundation – Selection Criteria (DOC, 28KB)

Murray King Montfort Trimble Foundation – Application Form (DOC, 26KB)

 


Masterton District Creative Communities Scheme

The Masterton District Creative Communities Scheme supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities. Grants are allocated to encourage broad community involvement, promote and celebrate cultural diversity and to encourage young people to participate in the arts. Groups or individuals may apply. Applications can include exhibitions, workshops, productions, concerts, festivals, personnel costs associated with projects, artist development, arts promotion and community participation. The fund does not cover capital items, competitions and prizes, food, travel, fundraising projects, ongoing administration or royalties.

Round 2 is now open for applying for a grant from this scheme. This is eligible for projects commencing 9th December 2017.

Applications will close at 4.30pm on the 24th November 2017 – download an application form here.

Please read the Application Guide for further information on the fund, to see if your project is eligible and how to complete the application form – download the Application Guide here.

The assessment committee members are happy to provide assistance with your application or answer any queries.
Members and their email contacts are:
Belinda Carey (Chair): [email protected]
Penelope Bunny: [email protected]
Anne Guyan: [email protected]
Corrinne Oliver: [email protected]
AJ Hunter: [email protected]
Lynn Bushell: [email protected]
Trisha Findlay: [email protected]
Richard Silcock: [email protected]

Project Completion Report Form to be completed and returned within two months after the project is completed –Download the Project Completion Report form here.
Get further information on Creative Communities NZ or download the brochure (PDF, 1MB).


Masterton Arts Fund

The fund has been established to make a difference to the quality, scope or participation in the arts sector and/or the arts economy.

The intention of the fund is to be inclusive and may encompass, but is not limited to, visual arts, literature, pottery/ceramics, drama, music, dance, the making of films and crafts. Preservation, researching and recording of significant historic artifacts, stories and events will be considered.

Attendance at workshops for leaders or local groups will be considered if there is a demonstrated benefit to Masterton. Projects that have activities within the Wairarapa but are outside Masterton will be considered where there is a demonstrated evidence of participation of Masterton residents.

The minimum grant is $2,000 and the total fund for the year is $12,000.

Round 2 for the 2017/18 year will open on the 12th January 2018 and an application form will be available then.

Project Completion Report form for completed projects, to be completed and returned within two months after the project is completed.

 


Other Funding

Ma Te Reo Fund

Sport Wellington

 


Community Awards

2017 Civic Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Masterton Civic Awards. The Masterton District Council’s Civic Award acknowledges outstanding voluntary service to the Masterton District and its people.

Hard copy forms can be collected from:

  • Masterton District Council, 161 Queen Street
  • Masterton District Library, 54 Queen Street.

Download the 2017 Civic Awards Guidelines & Nomination form here (PDF, 1MB)Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader

Please send your nomination and any enclosures to:

Sandra Spence
Masterton District Council
161 Queen Street, Masterton 5810
E: [email protected]
P: 06 378 6308 (DDI)

Nominations close at 4.00 pm, Friday 27th October 2017

Who is eligible for a Civic Award?

1. The Masterton District Council’s Civic Award acknowledges outstanding voluntary service to the Masterton District and its people.
2. Any person who has already received a Royal or New Zealand honour shall, only in special circumstances, be eligible for a Civic Award.
3. In special circumstances, the selection panel may make a Civic Award to a person who lives outside the district boundaries, providing the deserving voluntary service concerned has been wholly or predominantly carried out for the benefit of the Masterton District and its people.

What kind of service merits a Civic Award?

4. Deserving Voluntary service is recognised by the Masterton District Council’s Civic Awards.
In the ordinary course of events the person’s or group’s service will have overall been of a voluntary nature; however, the payment of an honorarium or such similar monetary recompense to an office holder will not necessarily disqualify the person from receiving an Award.

Arts and CultureEnhancing and increasing participation in arts, including music and creative leisure activities
CommunityA person that has achieved outstanding results.
EducationImproving and enhancing the development of young people and children.
Heritage and EnvironmentImproving or revitalising the environment, culture and heritage.
Health and WellbeingProviding services that enhance the wellbeing of people.
Sport and Leisure
NOTE: This award is for those involved in ‘running’ the sport/leisure activity, e.g. coaching administration, etc as opposed to those who participate in these activities.
Enhancing and increasing participation in physical sport, leisure and activity and recreational pursuits.

 


2017 Youth Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Masterton Youth Awards. The Masterton Youth Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions by young people residing within the Masterton District. If you know if someone who goes above and beyond for our community nominate them today!

Hard copy forms can be collected from:

  • Masterton District Council, 161 Queen Street
  • Masterton District Library, 54 Queen Street.

Download the 2017 Youth Awards Guidelines & Nomination form here (PDF, 1MB)Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader

Please send your nomination and any enclosures to:

Cherie McNamara
Youth Development Coordinator
Connecting Communities Wairarapa
41 Perry Street, Masterton 5810
E: [email protected]
P: 06 378 8900

Nominations close at 4.00 pm, Friday 27th October 2017

 

 

Who is eligible for a Youth Award?

  1. The Masterton Youth Awards acknowledge outstanding contributions by young people residing within the Masterton District.
  2. Any person who has already received a Royal or New Zealand honour shall, only in special circumstances, be eligible for a Youth Award.
  3. In special circumstances, the selection panel may make a Youth Award to a person who lives outside the district boundaries providing the person’s achievement relates to the Masterton District.
  4. Youth Awards will be awarded to those between 12 to 24 years of age.

Youth Award Categories:

Beat StreetYouth who demonstrate a level of significant creativity or made an outstanding contribution in the area of arts, music or culture, or have applied creative thinking to solve a problem in their community.
Youth 4 CommunityFor youth who have participated in volunteer work to support responses to community issues, motivated others, taken on challenges and met them or led a project.
Kia KahaFor a young person who has overcome obstacles to achieve or make a contribution in their chosen field, learning from their mistakes and overcoming adversity, or has been an inspiration to others.
Dream TeamFor a youth group that has made a significant contribution to the community.
Youth 4 EnviroFor a youth group or individual who shows innovation around positive environmental practices and projects that inspire others.
Young Employee Award(17 – 24 years)To recognise a young person’s outstanding contribution and growth in to the workforce and encouraging them in their careers.