Venture Southland administers the following funds on behalf of the Southland District Council:

John Beange Fund This fund provides assistance for the advancement of education and learning for people living within the John Beange Fund geographic boundary. They must be in physical or financial need occasioned by age, illness, congenital defect, accident or other misfortune.
Southland Regional Heritage Fund This fund assists with projects and initiatives which preserve, communicate and promote Southland’s heritage.
District Heritage Fund This fund assists with the operational costs associated with the day-to-day running of local museums, heritage centres or similar type organisations.
Community Initiatives Fund This fund assists with the development of community facilities or amenities, sport and recreational opportunities, and community programmes, activities or events.
Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Scheme This scheme is to create opportunities for local communities to engage with and participate in arts activities, with funding available to support the diverse artistic cultural traditions of local communities; and enable young people, under 18 years of age, to engage with and participate in the arts.
Northern Southland Development Fund

This fund assists the development, maintenance and enhancement of facilities, amenities and programmes for residents within the Northern Southland Development Fund Area. The fund also assists with refurbishment and operational requirements of facilities and amenities within the Northern Southland Development Fund Area.

Sports NZ Rural Travel Fund This fund assists with transport costs associated with participating in regular local competitions. Sports clubs and school-based clubs with people aged 5 – 19 years are eligible to apply.
Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy Fund The levy funds activities and facilities used by, or for the benefit of, visitors to Stewart Island and activities and facilities that mitigate the adverse effects of visitors on the environment of Stewart Island.
Wyndham Charitable Trust

The Trust assists with the development, maintenance and enhancement of facilities, amenities and programmes for residents within the Wyndham Charitable Trust Fund Area.

The fund also assists with refurbishment and operational requirements of facilities and amenities within the Wyndham Charitable Trust Fund Area.

Scholarships

Southland District Council Centennial Bursary 

Two scholarships are awarded annually at a value of $2,000. Applicants are restricted to those about to commence the first year of tertiary study (this includes mature students) and must be academically qualified for admission to a tertiary education institution.

Southland District Council ‘Eric Hawkes Memorial” Outward Bound Scholarship
  • There is one scholarship for those aged 18 – 26 years that covers course and travel costs.
  • There is also one scholarship for those aged 27 years and over that covers course costs only.
Southland District Council Valmai Robertson Arts Scholarship

This is an annual contestable fund of up to $2,500. This scholarship is to encourage and assist those wishing to increase their skills through the attendance of development courses, workshops, projects or study in the Arts.

For more information or to obtain an application form please contact Bronwyn Affleck 

    For further information contact
    Bronwyn Affleck - Venture Southland

    Bronwyn Affleck

    Administration Manager