We’ve made a shift towards a more strategic approach to our grant making. Some of the key changes include the introduction of two types of general grants – Quick Response: a quick and simple process for applications $5,000 and under; and Community Grants: larger grants with a more strategic focus. Our funding rounds will happen at different intervals throughout the year for each of these programmes.
New priorities, identified through research by the Centre for Social Impact, will provide the lens through which we make our funding decisions to help us achieve our vision of Active People, Resilient Communities and Sustainable Environments. These are:
Participation – Initiatives that grow community engagement through participation in artistic, cultural, recreational & sporting activities.
People – Initiatives that develop our people and their communities, particularly our most vulnerable.
Places – Initiatives that protect & preserve our natural and physical environments.
- Children 0-5
- Young people
- Youth at risk 15-24
- Isolated elderly
- High deprivation communities
|Our Granting Programmes|
|Quick response grants||Community grants||Multi-year targeted grants|
|Up to $5,000|
5 application rounds per year
3 application rounds per year
|Funding for 5 years for selected applicants aligned to our key target groups and areas.
1 application round per year
Quick response grants
Grants of $5,000 and under. Applications are taken 5 times throughout the year, with approximately a 5-week response time (from the application cut-off date).
Grants of over $5,000. Applications are taken 3 times throughout the year, with an 8-week response time (from the application cut-off date). For grants over $20,000 please first contact our funding manager before applying.
Phone: 04 499 7966
We will be allocating $1.55 million this financial year to groups applying for quick response and community grants.
MY (multi-year) funding
Our MY programme offers organisations funding for 5 years.
Each round of MY funding identifies a specific need in the community. The funding is allocated to a small group of organisations to run programmes that make a positive impact to fill that need.
To apply, you must meet our overall funding criteria and also criteria specific to MY Children.
For our 2017/18 financial year we will be accepting expressions of interest later in the year. We will update the website with details and announce dates through our eNews and Facebook page.