Whanganui & Partners oversees the distribution of grants and funding to key sectors

Annual grants + funding

Regional Business Partners

Any New Zealand business is welcome to join the network. You will need a New Zealand Business Number. Support can include co-funding for specific advice and training to benefit your business. Find out more on our RBP page.

Making It

Making It offers free one-to-one consultation between creatives and specialists, to build financial literacy and grow professional and commercial knowledge. Making It helps artists know where they want to go and how to get there. Read our Making It page. Email Emma.Bugden@whanganuiandpartners.nz to apply.

Amplify Grants

Amplify is a one-off grant of up to $4,000 to help you realise a particular goal. These grants are designed to assist start-ups and businesses with growth plans. Applications for Amplify will open in November 2022. Applicants to the funding will be assessed against set criteria.

Events funding

Whanganui & Partners provides funding and support for events that we identify as having a significant economic impact and positive contribution to our community. We determine this through our funding criteria.


The next round of funding for events happening between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 will open in April 2023. Find out more

About Whanganui & Partners

We work to promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest.

Our activities also include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

Our Partners

Our relationships form an intrinsic part of our culture and how we work as an organisation. Along with our partners, we help with the facilitation of guidance or expertise. We lead in consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders and work with them to realise the full potential of Whanganui.

Our partnerships lead to better outcomes for our businesses and community.

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