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Local Community Support Grant

Consideration How to apply

Local events and community projects allow us to connect with and support each other, and they are an awesome way to celebrate the amazing communities we live in.

Funding is available to support local events, fundraising and community projects that sustain community health and wellbeing in our district.  All supported events, projects or fundraising activities must be held in the Queenstown Lakes District. 

This support is provided in the form of “in kind” contributions of QLDC services or resources. In most cases, cash funding will not be paid to the successful applicant. Instead all approved costs will be paid directly by QLDC. Costs covered may also include support for local suppliers of event services e.g. waste management and portaloo hire.

Considerations for Local Community Support:

  • EVENTS: QLDC venue, reserves or equipment hire, QLDC regulatory and permitting fees.

  • FUNDRAISING: Vouchers for Sport and Recreation services (gym, pool or climbing wall) at our local facilities, to be used for local fundraising activities. E.g. as a prize in a local raffle or silent auction. Maximum total value of vouchers for each fundraising event is $100.

  • COMMUNITY PROJECTS: QLDC regulatory, resource consent or permitting fees for community building or planting projects.

Local Community Support does not cover bond payments, special licence fees for sale and supply of alcohol at events, associated costs* (i.e. waste, labour and cleaning). Local Community Support cannot be used to fully fund any event.

If your application for support is successful, please acknowledge QLDC’s contribution to your event, fundraising effort or project. If you would like to include QLDC branding on any of your promotional material please email this request to:

How to apply

  1. EVENTS: Book QLDC venue, reserve or equipment hire: confirm the booking date and obtain a quote by emailing your enquiry to:

    FUNDRAISING: Choose the Sport and Recreation services you would like request vouchers for, listed on our website here.  

    COMMUNITY PROJECTS: Confirm the cost of the permit or consent service you require

  2. Once you have confirmed and booked your venues/equipment/services, or identified any fundraising voucher requirements, include these details on your Local Community Support Application Form

  3. EVENT/PROJECT: If your request is for an amount of $1,000 or more, your event/project budget must also be provided with your application. This can be linked as an attachment on the Local Community Support Application Form.

  4. Submit the application at least 20 working days prior to your event or project start date, to ensure we have enough time consider your application and respond.

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