MSD Food Secure Communities Grant

Administered through Waiheke Resources Trust

Food resilience funding available

Waiheke Resources Trust applied to the Ministry for Social Development “Food Secure Communities” grant in 2020. This successful application was for the community to work together to develop and implement a Food Secure Communities plan to create long-term, sustainable food security in their community.

Part of this funding was used to bring the community together in the November 2020 Kai Waiheke Food Resilience Hui.

The rest is for Waiheke community-led (grass-roots up) initiatives that will enhance food security and resilience on our motu. Waiheke Resources Trust is redistributing the remaining funding - $15,000 - via a quick grant application process. Any grants received will be a one-off contribution to new or existing projects on Waiheke.

Apply for your project by sending a completed application to before 5PM, Wednesday January 12, 2021.

How much funding is there?

$15,000 in total. This will be divided between applicants if multiple submissions are accepted by the assessor panel.

When do we apply?

Applications are open! You must send your complete submission through by 5PM, Wednesday January 12, 2022.

When will a decision be announced?

You will hear back from us on the success of your application by 5PM, Monday January 17, 2022.

The details

We welcome applications from either individuals, community groups, or joint applications from networks of community organisations that are working together on a project that will benefit Waiheke Island. Applicants do not need to be legal entities. You must give details of the person who is the main point of contact.

Funding must all be spent and the project outcomes must be achieved and reported on by 5PM Friday July 1, 2022 (when the accountability reporting is due).

This is a one-off grant. You should not expect or rely on continuing funding from either the Ministry of Social Development or Waiheke Resources Trust.

All projects must show that they will contribute to an enhancement of food security or food resilience on Waiheke Island.

Each project must align with at least one of the following themes:

  • Growing food
  • Feeding hungry people
  • Reducing food waste
  • Making food accessible or affordable for people.

You can request any type of project cost, including but not limited to: wages, transport costs, purchase of equipment and resources.

  • Something that you will purchase after July 1, 2022
  • The promotion of commercial, political or religious objectives
  • The purchase of alcohol or drugs.

Download the word document and budget template below, or request them by emailing Fill these out and return them via email to before 5PM, Wednesday January 12, 2021.

Application documents

Application form

Don't forget to fill this out in full

Budget template

Follow this simple format

Accountability report

So you know what you're getting into

Project examples and inspiration

Not sure what kinds of projects might be considered?

Have a look through the projects that came out of the Waiheke Food Resilience Hui in November 2020.

Want some more information about the food resilience and food security challenges that we're facing on the motu?

Have a read through the full notes for the Waiheke Food Resilience Hui in November 2020, which include both local panelist and community voices.

Connect with us

You can email any questions to Expect a response between now and Friday December 17, 2021 OR, if you email during WRT's summer break, a response between Monday January 10 - Wednesday January 12, 2022.

You can also arrange to have a virtual meeting with Livné on Thursday December 16, 2021. Please schedule a time in advance by emailing

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