Applying for Grants
Here you can access Grants that are available to the community and an overview regarding these.
AAW Jones Charitable Trust
Established in 1979 by Mr. Jones, the trust makes grants for charitable purposes as they think fit.
- The applicant organisations must be a registered charity operating in Otago
- Grants are more likely to be given for capital expenditure
- Grants will not be given out more frequently than 3 yearly to the same organisation
Applications have closed for 2016.
Contact person is Lana Lloyd.
03 477 7312
Applications can be sent to:
The AAW Jones Charitable Trust
C/- Gallaway Cook Allan
PO Box 143
Alexander McMillan Trust
A charitable trust set up under the Will of the late Mr. Alexander McMillan.
The object of the Trust is to provide funds within Otago for religious, educational and charitable purposes.
Past grants have been given for; halls, libraries, museums, civic improvements, parks & playgrounds, sports facilities, kindergartens, schools & tertiary institutions.
The Trustees consider:
- Does the project fit in the legal definition of “charitable”?
- Is the project realistic?
- How does it benefit the organisation and/ or the community?
- Number of people who will benefit
- If the organisation is financially viable
- What other fund-raising has been undertaken, and if the project target is attainable?
- Are the results from the project measurable?
Applications are due: 15th February, 15th May, 15th August and 15th November.
ANZ Staff Foundation
This foundation supports charitable organisations whose work fulfills one or more of the following purposes:
- To assist in the promotion of financial literacy
- To provide opportunities for all New Zealanders to achieve economic and social independence
- To provide access to learning opportunities that prepare people for meaningful work and a high quality of life
- To assist people working together to create viable and secure communities
- To assist communities to conserve NZ’s natural and historic resources
A maximum of $25,000 can be requested by each charity per funding round.
Applications with support from an ANZ staff member who belongs to the Staff Foundation will be given preference.
There are two funding rounds each year, closing at 5pm on the 15Th of February and 15th of August.
Clutha District Council
Council Reimbursement Grant.
Criteria for application:
- The organisation is non- profit
- The organisation provides a service to, or is undertaking a project, that benefits residents of the Clutha District
There are two types of assistance.
- Reimbursement of Council fees and charges.
- Aims to support organisations by helping reduce costs of one-off projects or events
- Is capped at $2000, per organisation, per financial year
- Reimbursement of rents for properties leased from Council.
- Aims to help reduce costs for organisations leasing Council property
- Up to $2000 per organisation, per annum, is available.
For more information, and other grants available through the council, visit http://www.cluthadc.govt.nz/Funding.htm
Community Organisation Grant Scheme (COGS)
A community- driven fund that provides grants to non-profit community organisations that deliver community- based social services.
Grant decisions will be based on the likelihood that the services or completed project will deliver the community benefits and outcomes described in the grant request.
Priorities for funding include projects that are initiated by local community organisations, have limited access to other government funding, respond to locally identified priorities, and deliver to one or more of these sectors:
- Pacific communities
- Other ethnic communities
- Older people
- Rurally isolated people
- People with disabilities
- Youth and children
- Unemployed people
Grant amounts are usually $3000 or less, but there is no limit to the amount you can apply for.
Applications open 12th April 2017 and close 28th June 2017 Last date for meeting 28th July 2017. 30th May 2018 and close 27th June 2018 Last date for meeting 27th July 2018.
Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust
Established in 1999 as part of the Dunedin Casinos license application process, to provide funds for charitable purposes.
The objective of this grant is to assist in:
- The relief of poverty
- The advancement of education
- The advancement of religion
- The advancement of sports for the benefit of the wider community
- Or any other charitable purpose deemed beneficial to the Community by the Trustees
There are two application rounds each year in May and November.
The May funding round is for a one off grant — $50,000.
Information can be found here.
For an application form email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 474 9714
J R McKenzie Trust
A charitable trust established in 1940 by John McKenzie and continued by his family. It has a long, proud history of helping to build stronger communities in New Zealand.
Key areas of focus are disadvantaged children & their families, and Maori development.
Priorities for funding are:
- Capacity development: activities that strengthen leadership, participation and/or community skills and resources
- Maori development: Tino rangatiratanga/ self-determined development activities
- Social change: advocacy and other work towards social and systemic change
Each organisation can only apply once per calendar year.
2017 closing dates for applications are the 27th February and 18th July.
New Horizons for Women Trust
Provides awards that benefit women and/or girls.
Each year the Trust provides a number of second- chance education, research and specific purpose awards.
Awards are given in the categories:
- Second-chance Education Awards
- Research Awards
- Specific Purpose Awards
Applications open 1st March and close 17th April 2016.
Otago Community Trust
A Trust that gives money to charitable and other purposes that benefits the community.
The following sectors are identified as being priority for funding:
- Community wellbeing
- Community activity
- Sport and recreation
- Arts and culture
Within these sectors the Trust has developed purposes and priorities.
Applications that align with these priorities will be considered more favorably.
The Donation Budget for 2016/17 financial year is $6 million.
Applications are accepted at any time.
Scotlands Te Kiteroa Trust
Established in 1982 by WDFF (now know as Rural Women New Zealand).
Maximum grant given is $1,500.
Categories for grants given are:
- The welfare of children and the elderly
Applications close on the 31st of December annually.
More information can be found here.
Applications can be sent to:
Scotlands Te Kiteroa Charitable Trust Inc
Box 12 021
The Sargood Bequest
Grants are usually <$5000.
Sir Percy Sargood founded this Charitable Trust in 1939.
Grants are available to projects and activities with a focus on access, participation and inspiration, in the following areas:
- Child & youth
- Sports & outdoors
Projects where funds are specifically targeted are prioritized the highest.
Contacting the Trustees prior to applying is recommended.
Applications close 31st December annually.
The Trust Community Foundation
Established in 2010, funding is provided for:
- Community groups
Funds come from gaming machines.
Each year more than $14 million dollars is given away.
There are 11 funding rounds per annum. The dates for the closing of these rounds in 2016 are: 10th January, 10th February, 1st March, 10th April, 10th May, 10th June, 10th July, 10th August, 10th September, 10th October, 10th November.
The Waste Minimisation Fund
Funds projects that promote or achieve waste minimisation. The fund works to increase resource efficiency, reuse, recovery & recycling, and decreases waste to landfill.
Preference will be given to projects that collectively give the largest net benefit over time. This means projects that can show:
- Likelihood of success
- Reduction of harm to the environment
- Reduction in the volume of waste disposed of
- Economic, environmental, social or cultural benefits
- Longer term benefits after the completion of the project
2016 funding round opens 1st May and closes 13th May.
Transpower Community Care Fund
Provides funding for:
- One off projects between $5,000 and $50,000
- Projects in communities in close proximity to the grid and who are affected by Transpower assets (typically communities no greater than 5km away from their lines)
- Lasting projects that benefit the wider community
- Projects that have a high level of community involvement and participation
- Committed projects that have already raised funds from another source
Next round of funding closes 31st July 2016.