We support both large and small community groups who work in various sectors, and our grants range from a few hundred dollars to thousands for a wide range of purposes aligned with our Strategic Vision. We provide funding throughout the south of New Zealand covering Southland, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Tapanui and Heriot areas.
Our vision of having ‘A Thriving South’ is underpinned by four pou (pillars):
Each of these pou (pillars) have a set of funding priorities and it is these priorities that guide our funding decisions.
We will have a strong focus on:
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And we are very keen to explore innovative new solutions, transformative ideas or new approaches that will help create positive change in our region.
While we have had a very strong history of supporting facilities throughout our area, going forward facilities will be a lesser priority for Community Trust South.
As a partial funder we see our role as complementing regional sector strategies and other funding opportunities, including adding value to, but not replacing, government’s (local and central) core provision of services by providing community funding for justifiable additional and/or enhanced services. But as our grants budget is limited and we receive many applications there will be times when we are unable to fund applications even though they might meet our priorities.