Community Funding Guidelines

Community Funding

Our Community Funding aims to support and strengthen the fabric of our communities and provide support towards community groups and organisations to achieve their goals. 

Through our Community Funding we also aim to foster excellence within the region and facilitate and champion positive opportunities for our community.

Our Community Funding includes; Operational Grants, Capital Grants and Programme and Event Grants, as well as Individual Grants. To find out more about these types of grants please see below.

The Trust also funds Touring Production Grants. For information about these types of grants please contact the Trust.

The Trust also contributes towards strengthening Taranaki local communities through Match Funding, which helps to bring people together in their own neighbourhoods.  For further information and to apply -  refer to the Stratford District Council website if you live in Stratford or visit the  South Taranaki District Council  website if you live in South Taranaki

To find out more see our Community Funding Guidelines.

Operational

Starting at $200, Operational Grants provide support for the on-going day to day costs of running a not for profit organisation that meets the Trust's eligibility criteria and has core objectives that align with at least one of the Trust’s Funding Areas.

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Capital

Capital Grants provide support towards the purchase or improvement of capital assets (for example facilities, IT equipment, uniforms, vehicles or other equipment) for organisations that meet the Trust's eligibility criteria and have core objectives that align with at least one of the Trust’s Funding Areas.

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Programme & Events

Programme and Event Grants provide support towards the costs of running a programme or event for organisations that have core objectives and activities that align with at least one of the Trust’s Funding Areas. Programme and Event Grants will not be granted in the same year as an Operational Grant, but can be granted in the same year as a Capital Grant.

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Individual

The Trust fosters excellence within the region by supporting individual high performance, competitive representation, training and development. Individuals who have been selected by the recognised educational, cultural or sporting national body to represent New Zealand or attend a national training/ or development squad may be eligible to apply for an Individual Grant.

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