A Request for Information on Future Major Projects


At the Trust we love to know what’s happening in our community. It keeps us up to date with community needs and upcoming projects in our region, as well as ensuring that we can plan to ensure  we are fulfilling our role as guardians of the community endowment.

If your organisation is considering or planning a major future capital project of over $100,000, we’d love to hear from you.

Heads-Up is a request for information that can be completed online. If you have already registered please log on online and complete the Heads-Up form. If you haven’t applied for Community Trust South funding before you’ll need to register by providing your name, organisation and email address as well as creating a password – it only takes a moment.

Once we know a little bit more about your potential project we’ll keep you up to date with Community Trust South funding opportunities that may be suitable, or of interest to your organisation.

Please note registering your information through Heads-Up is not an application for funding.  If you are ready to apply for funding now please log on and complete the appropriate application form.

If you have any questions about Heads-Up ring 0800 500 185 or email jackie@communitytrustsouth.nz

Does this mean these projects will be funded?

No, this is an information gathering process only to enable help the Trust with long term planning. There is no commitment or guarantee of funding from Community Trust South either now or in the future.

What projects should be on the list?

Major capital projects from throughout the Trust’s region with an estimated total project cost of over $100,000.

What is the criteria?

There are no set criteria as this is an information gathering process only, however it is assumed that projects will be significant in nature.

What if you aren’t a legal entity?

You can apply for up to $2,000 and you will need to have a set of rules, minutes of meetings and have a bank account in your group’s name.

Otherwise you will need to work with a Funding Partner to apply – contact us to talk about your options. 

What are the benefits of being on the list?

Submitters will be kept updated on Trust funding opportunities i.e. upcoming Major Grants rounds.

Once registered you 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.

Will projects on the list automatically get Trust funding?

No, being a project of interest does not guarantee funding from the Trust. However, what being on the list does do is enable the Trust to undertaker longer term planning for potential pressure on our funding.

When would Heads-Up projects be able to apply for Trust funding?

This would depend on the Trust’s annual grants budget and whether Major Grant rounds were being held in any given year. Apply at any time for up to $100,000 and we will keep you updated of funding opportunities.