Waihopai Toetoe Community Partnership Fund



  • consideration will be given to all funding requests, however requests must be not for profit and demonstrate community benefit.
  • the board will give preference to applications that directly
  • benefit the community board area and align to the community board plan outcomes.
  • applications for salaries and operating costs will not be considered.
  • there is no cap on the amount applicants can request. Co-funding is preferable, but not essential. This will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • more than one quote is preferable, but if not possible to get more than one quote an explanation why will be sufficient. 
  • applicants may be requested to speak to the board about their funding request. 
  • applicants do not have to be a legal entity to apply. 
  • the Board can grant money ‘subject to the balance of the funding being secured’.


A united, engaged community where people are valued, our assets are nurtured and our heritage and environment is respected.

Community outcomes

  • A thriving, healthy and safe community with access to quality facilities, amenities and services.
  • Our community is connected and engaged.
  • Our unique, natural environment is healthy and protected.
  • Our communities have the opportunity to celebrate their history and heritage.

Any queries to:

Gordon Crombie
Community Liaison Officer


Download and complete the application form [PDF, 495 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.