The Palmerston North Community Services Council as part of its partnership with the Palmerston North City Council, is responsible for allocating the Small Grants Fund.  There is also an Emergency Grant available through the Community Services Council.  These grants are open to any welfare group whose primary clientele are situated within the Palmerston North City boundaries.


More general funding information that may be of interest and use to community organisations in Palmerston North can be accessed here.



Small Grants Fund 2017 | Te Tono Mara Pūtea 2017


Small Grants Fund is now CLOSED for 2017



If you require any assistance phone CSC 06 354 3809 or email: rochelle.ross@pncscblablabla.org.nz



Emergency Grant | Te Pūtea Ohotata


To be considered for an Emergency Grant, please write to us outlining you situation and the nature of the emergency.  There is a small amount available in this fund for each financial year ending 30 June.


We will require copies of the following documents:

  • Last audited accounts
  • Current bank statements of all operational bank accounts
  • Current Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports
  • Any other material to support your request


We will endeavour to consider your application within two weeks of the request, and we may require you to meet with us to state your case.


NB: An Emergency Grant only covers the same administration costs as the small grants fund and is for organisations who are struggling to continue their operation due to financial issues.  Funding will not be considered for specific projects and wages.




General Funding Information | Ngā Kōrero Whānui mō te Tono Pūtea

There are a range of different funders available that groups in the social services can apply to for assistance.


Fundview is a website that provides a way of looking for funders through using a search criteria.   Fundview can be accessed at the Palmerston North City Library (on The Square) or at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (Community House, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North).  You can also access it remotely by using your Palmerston North City Library Card.  The Fundview website is: www.fis.org.nz


You can also try these links to various funder websites and / or information:


Community Organisations Grant Scheme

Community Post

Eastern and Central Community Trust

J Ilott Trust

John Beresford Swan Dudding Trust

J R McKenzie Trust

Lion Foundation

New Horizons for Women Trust Awards

New Zealand Community Trust

New Zealand Lotteries Grants Board

Pelorus Trust

Pub Charity

The Mazda Foundation Trust

Thomas George MacCarthy Trust

United Way


Please contact the Office Administrator if you know of other funders that could be added.






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