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Local Initiatives Fund 2018-19

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 4:00PM 6 May 2019 (NZST).

Apply for Local Initiatives funding using our online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

The Local Initiatives Fund supports new activities and initiatives that can make a real difference in Palmerston North. Read more on the Council website: Local Initiatives Fund

Closing date

Applications can be submitted until 4pm on Monday 6 May 2019.

Before you begin

Funding is available to help achieve our goal of a connected and safe community. Projects should contribute to one of the following priorities:

  • Priority 1: Develop, provide and advocate for services and facilities that create a connected, welcoming and inclusive community.
  • Priority 2: Ensure the city has a healthy community where everyone has access to healthy, safe and affordable housing and neighbourhoods.
  • Priority 3: Build community capacity to take ownership and encourage community leadership of solutions, including better coordination between community organisations and groups.
  • Priority 4: Become a city where people feel safe and are safe.

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

Download the Local Initiatives Fund guidelines [148KB pdf]

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

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.