Groups that are not a legal entity need a Funding Partner if they want to apply for requests over $2,000.
Any funding approved will be paid to the Funding Partner who will also be responsible for meeting any conditions.
If you have any questions about working with a Funding Partner ring 0800 500 185 or email email@example.com
A Funding Partner needs to be a non-profit organisation that is a legal entity and operating in our area - Southland, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Tapanui and Heriot areas including;
(Registration with Charities Services does not mean your organisation is a legal entity)
Funding partners can apply for and receive more than one grant within 12 months i.e. they can apply for their own purposes once in 12 months and can also apply on behalf of your group.
We recommend that your group and your funding partner enter into a written and signed agreement that outlines such things as:
Your Funding Partner can apply on your behalf anytime for requests under $100,000, but they will need to apply before the project has started as we don’t fund projects that have already happened.
Applications are made online and if you haven’t applied before you need to register by providing your name, organisation and email address as well as creating a password – it only takes a moment.
Once registered they can log in at any time to start an application or to access it again later, so you can work on it over time. To help you prepare you can also download the application form so you can see the questions we ask.
We carry out an initial review of your application to ensure you can apply.
Our staff then review your application to help trustees to make an informed decision. We will often contact you to ask further questions about your project or application.
Depending on the size of your request and nature of the project, your application will be assessed against some or all of the following:
All applications are considered by our trustees, with each application being assessed on individual merit in the context of other grants being considered and funding available.
If your grant is approved and generally includes conditions that need to be met before your grant can be uplifted
It takes up to 6 weeks for a decision.
It takes up to 8 weeks for a decision.
Generally we are able to meet these time frames but sometimes, when we have a lot of applications, more complex applications or we haven’t got all the information we need then it may take longer.
Your Funding Partner’s contact person, as detailed in the application, will receive an email letting them know the decision.
If your application is successful the email will outline the amount approved and any funding conditions. Read our Managing Your Funding for further information.
If your application is unsuccessful the email will outline the reasons for your application being declined.