Applying for funding

Our strategy for 2010 - 2014 is to focus all that we do as a Trust, including our grant making, on working towards a more socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

Within this, our main focus areas are Māori Development and Disadvantaged Children and their Families.  Applications with a focus on other especially marginalised groups may also be considered.

We are interested contributing to positive, long term change.

For successful applications, we are fine about contributing to general operating costs and/or costs of running a project. 

Because our funds are relatively small, and some of our grants are significant, the 'success rate' for applicants is low - between 3 and 7%. So we suggest you look carefully at the information on this site before you decide to put the time into applying:

If you've checked the strategy but you're still not clear whether you fit our criteria or focus, we'd be happy to talk.  Give us a call on (04) 472 8876.

The current grant round will close for applications on 27 February 2015.

Please note, each organisation may only apply once per calendar year.

The Deaf Development Fund, the Learning Fund and the J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund are separate funds, click on the links to find out more about them.