This fund supports innovative projects that lead to enduring transformational change and enable greater impact compared to current practices and existing approaches.
Total Fund: $1.0 million
Apply: Any time up until 31 March 2019
If you have any questions about our Innovation Fund ring 0800 500 185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-profit organisations that are a legal entity and operating in our area can apply including;
(Registration with Charities Services doesn’t mean your organisation is a legal entity).
The following organisations can’t apply:
You can only 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.
Projects and activities that encourage transformative change and greater social impact for people and communities.
We are looking for out-of-the-box projects, fresh approaches, creative ideas, new solutions and for a vision of doing things differently.
Our grants support the following stages of innovation:
Discussion with our Grants Manager to clarify expectations and processes.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are accepted any time and on an ongoing basis between 15 August 2016 and 31 March 2019, subject to funds available.
EOIs 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 will be able to log in at any time to start an EOI 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.
Full applications (by invitation only) require detailed and specific information about your project.
These are made online and, if your EOI has been successful, you will be sent a link and instructions on how to access the full application form. To help you prepare you can also download the form so you can see the questions we ask.
Trustees consider your application and make a decision.
A funding agreement (if successful) will be developed including detailed, specific grant conditions, evaluation and accountability requirements.
Milestones relating to grant payments will be determined in collaboration with successful applicants.
We carry out an initial review of your EOI to ensure you can apply.
Trustees then decide if your organisation will be invited to submit a Full Grant Application.
Our staff then review your application to help trustees to make an informed decision. We will often contact you to ask further questions about your project or application.
The following need to be demonstrated:
Decisions are generally made within 8 weeks of receiving your EOI.
Decisions are generally be made within four months of receiving your full application.
If your application is successful we will discuss and determine requirements in consultation with you and these will then be detailed as part of a grant funding agreement. Read our Managing Your Funding for more information.
If your application is unsuccessful the email will outline the reasons for your application being declined.