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Rural Halls Maintenance Fund

Council's rural halls maintenance funding scheme is designed to assist with the building maintenance of halls in the rural and plains areas of Hastings. It does not cover ongoing operational costs or capital development.

Smarty Grants Log InApplications are closed for 2023

All applications must be submitted via the online grants portal.

For help or support please contact or 06 871 5000

The Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy and Priorities are currently being reviewed


For further information read the Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy (available in 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page) and/or contact the Community Grants & Projects Advisor.

Funding recipients

Rural hall Project Received
Patoka War Memorial & Post Office Trust Patoka Memorial Hall revival $10,000.00
Sherenden Hall Society Inc Electrical - replace and upgrade $6,332.00
Poukawa Hall Committee Poukawa Hall Ablutions Block, Weather Proofing and Lighting Upgrade $11,630.00
Kereru Hall Society Kereru Hall Entrance joinery and Kitchen repairs $10,000.00
Chair Twyford Raupare Memorial Recreation Centre Ongoing Maintainance $7,570.00
Raukawa Hall Incorporated Window Maintenance $6,549.00
Patoka War Memorial & Post Office Trust Guttering replacement $1,375.00
Waikoau Hall Hall maintenance $1,850.00
  TOTAL ALLOCATED 23/24 $55.306.00
Rural hall Project Received
Poukawa Hall Future Proofing $2,000.00
Tutira Community Hall New septic system $17,861.00
Waikare & Districts Sports Club Incorporated Water Filtration System $6,300.00
Kereru Hall Society Weatherproof maintenance and bathroom repairs. $17,151.00
Clive Community Hall Inc Repair water damage & rewire lighting $3,252.00
Sherenden Hall Society Gutter Guard $1,800.00
The Pakowhai War Memorial Board INC Roof repairs $11,500.00
Matapiro District Recreation Society Inc (Matapiro Hall) Maintenance $2,036.00
  TOTAL ALLOCATED 22/23 $61,900.00
Rural Hall Project Received 
Kereru Hall Society Roof repairs $8,619
Waimarama Maraetotara Memorial Hall Amenities upgrade $6,427
Maraekakaho Church Hall Trust External repairs, maintenance and painting $7,671
Rural Hall Project Received 
Tutira community Hall Re piling and strengthening works $64,124.00
Patoka Memorial Hall Bathroom refurbishment $3,750.00
St Therese Hall, Whakatu Hall upgrade, including floors and outside painting $1,300.00
Twyford Raupare Recreation Hall Hall upgrades, including wall and ceiling works $39,626.76
Kereru Hall Upgrading the electricity supply $4,241.28
Sherenden Hall Rainwater and gutters project $7,000.00

In May 2020 Hastings District Council, in partnership Rural Community Board where successful in getting additional funding for the below rural halls from the Provincial Growth Fund

Rural Hall Project Received
Waikare and District Sports Club Roofing and Internal repairs $84,664
Matapiro and Districts Recreation Hall Roofing repairs $20,407
Te Awanga Community Hall Flooring upgrade $2,908
Kereru Hall Flooring repairs and planting $11,280
Poukawa Hall External weatherboard repairs $34,400
Kaiwaka Hall Builing painting $4,246
Maraekakaho Hall Electrical and safety enhancements $132,489
Rural Hall Project Received
Twyford and Raupare Memorial Hall Hall upgrades $4,200
Sherenden Hall New water pump $800
Waimarama Maraetotora Memorial Hall Replace main switchboard and kitchen upgrade $8,000
Matapiro Upgrade to bathrooms $3,000
Clive Community Hall Upgrade to Kitchen $4,000
Rural Hall Project Received
Te Awanga Community Hall Roof Repair $3,824
Farndon Park Refinish interior $3,361
Twyford and Raupare Memorial Hall Install Fire Alarm and Monitering System $6,288
Patoka War Memorial Hall Heat Pump $1,733
Maraekakaho Hall Earthquake Strengthening assessment $5,750


Rural Hall Project Received
Kaiwaka Hall Replacement of a hot water cylinder and installation $1,788
Te Awanga Hall Installation of a heat pump into the meeting room $1,380
Clive Community Hall Upgrade of electrical fittings to gain certificate of compliance $610
Patoka Hall Installation of heat pump $1,833
Waimarama/Maraetotara Hall Repair of leaking roof $6,040
Pakowhai Hall Stormwater upgrade $1,500
Kereru Hall Hot water system and urinal upgrade $5,828
Waikare & Districts Sports Club Water system and coolstore repair and replacement costs $4,119

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