What We Don't Fund

  • More than one approved application within a 12 month period
  • Projects/activities outside our area unless there is a clear benefit to our community
  • Repeat requests for the same project such as  increases in project costs or funding shortfalls
  • Projects that have already commenced or have been completed
  • Events or activities that are primarily being held to fundraise
  • Projects that are primarily for private/personal financial benefit
  • Religious instruction, lobbying or education
  • Uniforms (other than Kapa Haka and other cultural uniforms), travel and accommodation
  • Mowers and other items of capital maintenance equipment for golf and bowling clubs
  • Curriculum activities in schools
  • Boarding school hostels
  • School capital projects (other than playgrounds) and maintenance items
  • Centenaries, jubilees and reunions
  • Earthquake strengthening
  • Debt repayments
  • Sponsorships
  • Endowments

Some funds have their own specific criteria such as scholarships, this information can be found on the funds page under What We Fund.