Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking to assist individuals, groups and organisations in country areas and rural towns. Grants are made for projects and activities in the following categories: children, care, elderly, community, conservation, counselling and education.


Eligibility criteria:

Assistance is needed in the following categories:

  • The welfare of children and the elderly
  • Community, Conservation, Education

The following categories are amongst those that will NOT be considered:

  • Housing, buildings, religion, employment, justice, hui, personal expenses and salaries, education outside New Zealand.


Application Checklist:

Include the following with your application:

  • An outline of the project and expected benefits

  • The total expenditure required

  • Amount in hand

  • Contribution being made by applicant

  • Most recent annual balance sheet

  • Government subsidy, if any

  • List of applications to other funding sources and amount

  • Written reference from a responsible citizen

  • Charities Commission number (if applicable)


Download the Application Form here.

Send application forms to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz along with any supporting documents.

Applications can also be posted to:

Rural Women New Zealand

Level 10, 75 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144