Oraka Aparima Community Partnership Fund



  • consideration will be given to all funding requests on a case by case basis. The board will give preference to applications that directly benefit the community board area and link to the community board plan outcomes
  • there is no cap on the amount applicants can request
  • co-funding is preferable, but not essential
  • two quotes are preferable for capital works, but if it is not possible to get more than one quote and explanation why will be sufficient
  • if possible applicants are to come to a board meeting and speak to their application 
  • groups do not have to be a legal entity to apply.


A vibrant, sustainable, connected community focused on the locals and welcoming to visitors.

Community outcomes

  • Oraka Aparima is a strong and involved community
  • Oraka Aparima value the environment and ensure that it is healthy and protected for the future 
  • our strong economy is supported by a broad range of services 
  • our infrastructure is efficient, cost effective to meet current and future need

Any queries to:

Gordon Crombie
Community Liaison Officer


Download and complete the application form [PDF, 480 KB].

You can submit the form by post to Southland District Council, PO Box 903, Invercargill 9840 or drop it into your nearest SDC office.