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Celebrating Communities Fund 2019-20

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at midnight 30 June 2020 (NZST).


Apply for Celebrating Communities funding using our online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

This fund supports the development of events in Palmerston North that make a significant contribution to community life. Read more on the Council website: Celebrating Communities Fund


Before you begin

Please read the information below to help you complete your application.

Download Celebrating Communities Fund Guidelines [PDF 294kb]

If you've any questions about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact our funding adviser on 06 356 8199 or email  

Your application must be received at least two months prior to your event date. 


Having technical difficulties?


Saving your application

Please ensure you save as you go.

If you wish to save a partially completed application, select 'save' and log out.

When you log back in go to the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen.  You'll find a list of all applications you've started or submitted.

You also have the option to download your application by clicking on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.