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2023 Grants

Open May 1st 2023 - June 28th 2023

The Havelock Mussel Festival Incorporated is a registered charity.

One of our objectives is to provide grants to community organisations for charitable purposes, servicing  the Rai Valley, Canvastown, Havelock, Okaramio, Linkwater, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sound area, including those organisations that provide:

  • Emergency rescue services,
  • Public amenities, recreation facilities and activities.
  • Public works and services,
  • Services for the protection of the environment,
  • Services for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or  Health and Education

At the close of every financial year after the accountant and auditor have reviewed the financial position of the festival, the committee meet and decide whether a grants process is possible.

A grants process is only possible if the festival has made a profit, that profit is then used for community grants.

We have donated over $300,000 back into the community.

Grant applications open due before 28 June 2023.

Please note

The committee reserves the final discretionary right to approve grant applications. 

On approval of a Havelock Mussel Festival Incorporated Community Grant, the applicant must provide within six months, receipts for proof of purchase for audit purposes. This is to prove that the grant has been used for the purpose in which it was intended.
This information should be emailed to

Historic grants

Below is a list of grants that we have donated back into the community.
It is not the complete list, the list only goes back as far as we have digital records.