Partnering with our Community
The Whakatane District Council recognises that local communities, through their diverse range of activities, make a major contribution to the social, environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Whakatane District.
In order to help these communities to make this contribution, the Whakatane District Council has a variety of funding schemes available to community groups, voluntary organisations and in some cases individuals. The purpose of these schemes is to support groups and individuals to meet local needs and increase participation in local activities.
The Council is also responsible for administering a number of grants made available to the community from other organisations, including SPARC (Sport and Recreation NZ) and Creative New Zealand.