The Trust funds community grants based on the quality and needs of the applications received each year. Each application is considered on its own merits and its potential value to the community.

Application Details

Applications can be accepted at any time, but the main community grant round is in March/April each year. The dates of each round will be published on this website and through the media. Preference is given to organisations that have not received funding in the last 24 months, but this is at the discretion of the trustees. Applicants are notified of the trustees' decision in writing after the application has been considered. 

Note: the Trust does not support commercial costs, political parties or lobby groups, repayment of debt, or projects considered to the core operations of government, district health boards or clinics. 

Any grant made should be spent within 12 months, for the charitable purpose agreed upon with the Trust, otherwise the donation becomes repayable. The Trust will consider submissions for an extension of time.


All applicants need to supply the following documentation:

  • The completed application form (download here)

  • Background of the organisation and justification of this application

  • Detailed budget including cost quotations

  • Other funding bodies from which support has been requested, and amounts (Note: the Trust must be notified of funding received while considering this application)

  • A copy of the organisation’s latest audited accounts and annual financial statements

  • Name and address of three potential referees who may be asked about this proposal

  • Bank deposit slip

  • Tell us if you are GST registered - our grants are GST exempt


If you do not include all the required information it may delay the processing of your application.

Once complete applications should be submitted with the supporting documentation via email at [email protected]