We offer major grant rounds subject to our investment returns, capital rebuild and our annual grants budget. We decide annually whether a major grants round will be held in our next financial year.
Please note there will not be a major grants round in 2020.
Future major grant rounds (requesting over $75,000) will be announced as widely as possible, so we encourage you to keep an eye on our News & Events and follow us on Facebook.
There is a two-stage application process:
Total Major Grants Fund 2019: $1.5 million
Expressions of Interest: Open 1 December 2018, Close 30 April 2019
Full applications (by invite only): Open 1 June 2019, Close 15 August 2019
Decisions: 21 November 2019
Major Grants Approved: 2019 Major Grants Approved
If you have any questions about our major grants ring 0800 500 185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-profit organisations that are a legal entity and operating in our area - Southland, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Tapanui and Heriot areas can apply including;
(Registration with Charities Services does not mean your organisation is a legal entity)
The following organisations can't apply:
Major grants support significant community projects that strongly align with at least one or more of our funding priorities, that are about the people, communities and activities we want our funding to support. Your application will be stronger if you can meet some of these.
Working with communities to ensure people participate, are supported, empowered and cared for.
Working with communities to ensure people participate, celebrate, and preserve our arts, heritage and culture.
Working with communities to ensure every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential.
Working with communities to ensure they are connected, successful, resilient and dynamic.
Within these four pillars we have specific priorities we want our funding to support, and your application will be stronger if you can meet some of these.
Please see Our Strategic Vision for details on our priorities in each pillar.
Check out Our Grant & Scholarship Recipients to see what we’ve funded recently.
We carry out an initial review of your EOI to make sure you can apply. After considering all EOIs, decisions are made by trustees on which organisations and projects will be invited to submit a full application.
Our staff review your application to help trustees to make an informed decision. We’ll contact you to ask further questions about your project and also:
We aim to treat and assess all applications fairly, based on their individual merits and in the context of other grants being considered and funding available. Our trustees make the final decisions on all applications.