General Grants update: for applications submitted between now and March 31, no grants decisions will be made until April/May. Read more

We prioritise funding to applications that:

  • support equity and inclusion in our communities
  • serve and are led by members of these population groups:
    • Māori
    • Pacific Peoples
    • Middle Eastern, Latin American, African
  • serve and are led by people who are part of communities living in these locations:
    • Ōtaki
    • Lower Hutt
    • Porirua

If you’re not actively serving our priority communities/locations, your chances of being funded are low

Can I get funding?

Are you a group in our region that is:

  • Mana whenua or Māori-led
  • Doing work that supports the advancement of Māori aspirations

Are you a group in our region that is:

  • Supporting communities experiencing inequity, exclusion, and disadvantage; or
  • Increasing preservation and protection of natural spaces

If the above does not sound like you, it is likely you will not be eligible for funding from WCF. Here are some other funding options.

Read about the research that has helped us identify our priority population groups and locations.