Community Board grants to assist individuals and groups in their local area to undertake small community projects.

Use our Wards and Community Boards map to find out which ward area you live in.

Apply for Off the Ground funding

Apply for a grant of up to $300 and bring your community together.

Got a small idea that will have a big impact in your local community? 

The Off the Ground Community Fund provides financial assistance to residents of Spreydon and Cashmere Wards who have a small community idea that can make a big difference.

Apply for a grant of up to $300, bring your community together for a project or spontaneous event and get your idea off the ground!

Applications for projects by individuals and groups will be considered. The grant will be paid after the project has happened and receipts have been provided.

How it works

  1. Contact your local Community Development Advisor to talk about your idea and check eligibility:
    Spreydon Ward: Heather Davies, ph 03 941 5314, email
    Cashmere Ward: Jay Sepie, ph 03 941 5102, email
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Funding approval – you will be informed of the outcome of your application within two weeks
  4. Take photos before, during and after your event/project 
  5. Claim your grant by emailing a short report, photos and receipts to

The Lightbulb Moments Fund has closed

This fund has closed for this year. It will be available again in September 2021.

Applications for projects by groups, individuals and organisations will be considered. The project must benefit people living in the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area. Funding will not be considered for projects already undertaken.

You will be informed of the outcome of your application within two weeks.

How it works

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Take photographs of the event/project before and after. 
  3. Send in the photographs, all related receipts and a short report on how things went. Please contact us if you need help with this.
  4. You may also be invited to attend an event hosted by the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board to celebrate Light Bulb Moments Fund Projects.

For more information

To talk about your idea with a Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Adviser: