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 you can log in anytime to start an application or to access your application 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.

As part of your application you will be asked to identify your project’s intended outcomes (the changes or differences you expect your project to make) and, if your application is successful, you will be asked to explain in you accountability reporting whether you were successful. For applications requesting:

  • $10,000 & Under you will need to provide at least one outcome
  • $75,000 & Under you will need to provide at least two outcomes

You can receive one grant within 12 months, but if your application is declined you can apply for a different project. The exceptions to this are:

  • Funding Partner organisations making applications on behalf of other groups.
  • Schools who, as well as receiving Principals Discretionary Funding, can also apply for playground funding, kapa haka uniforms or other projects

You can apply anytime for requests under $75,000, but you need to apply before the project has started as we don’t fund projects that have already happened.

For Scholarships

If you are under 18 years of age you will need to include a completed Parent/Guardian Consent form as part of their application.

Asset management plans

If you are applying for a grant over $50,000 for a project that involves capital works, the purchase of a building, structure or land, as part of the application we’ll ask you to include an Asset Management and Maintenance Plan. We've also included a template to include in your application.