LIFT grants support the professional development and capability of the not-for-profit sector in the wider Wellington region.
Any staff member of an organisation or an organisation that is eligible for WCT funding under our current eligibility criteria can apply for these funds. Applicants who have been successful in gaining a General Grant in the same financial year may also apply for a LIFT Grant.
Up to $5,000 per individual and up to $10,000 per organisation
Individuals: Any professional development to assist with the capability building of an individual staff member (or members) within an organisation. Funding can be used towards a range of capability building activities including (but not limited to): a tertiary qualification; for a short course; external professional supervision; travel to, and attendance at, a conference; or for travel within NZ or overseas to look at a specific programme or activity that Wellington could benefit from.
Organisations: Any group professional development activity or capability building activity that an organisation may undertake. Funding could be used towards group training on a specific issue (eg trauma informed practice); group Te Reo classes for an organisation, governance training for an organisation’s board; or for organisation to develop its capability as a whole, for example a workforce development plan or a strategic planning day.
For individuals applying
For organisations applying:
WCT does not fund: