General Community Funding

COGS Funding – Community Development Group

Purpose of Fund

COGS (Community Organisation Grants Scheme) provides grants to community organisations that provide essential social services to people from one or more of the COGS priority sectors: children, families, Maori, Pacific Islanders, other ethnic/migrant communities, older persons, people with disabilities, rurally isolated, unemployed, women and youth.  Any organisation already receiving substantial government funding is not eligible.

How to Apply

http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Funding-and-grants---Crown-Funds---Community-Organisation-Grants-Scheme


For assistance or to request a paper application form by mail, phone 0800 824 824.
Community Development Group
Department of Internal Affairs
Level 2 410 Victoria Street
P O Box 19 230
HAMILTON 3244

 

David Henry Tokoroa Grants Scheme (Tokoroa)

Purpose of Fund

To provide grants to worthwhile applications that will benefit “the spiritual, educational or physical advancement of the residents of Tokoroa”

How to Apply

Address correspondence to:

The Secretary
David Henry Tokoroa Grants Scheme
c/o CHH Pulp & Paper
Kinleith Mill
Private Bag 6
Tokoroa
Ph – 078855935

JR Mackenzie Trust

Purpose of Fund

The JR McKenzie Trust has a proud 70-year history in helping to build stronger communities.  We look for opportunities to build relationships with the organisations we support.  Our strategy for 2010-2014 is to focus all we do as a Trust, including our grant-making, on working towards a more socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Trust has two major areas of focus for the next five years; Disadvantaged children and their families, and; Maori development.

How to Apply

Application forms online or request an application form from:

Iain Hines or Alison Glen
J R McKenzie Trust
P O Box 10006, Wellington 6143
Ph: (04) 472 8876
Website: www.jrmckenzie.org.nz
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New Zealand Post – Community Post

Purpose of Fund

All volunteer community groups can apply to New Zealand Post for free postage-included envelopes (up to $200), to be used for fundraising, communication and other initiatives in their local area. 

Closing date

31 August each year.

How to Apply

Application forms available from early August.  Ask at any New Zealand Post counter.

Norah Howell Charitable Trust

Purpose of Fund

To support, assist or promote any recognised charitable purposes in NZ, particularly in the Hamilton and Waikato areas. Projects funded include arts, music, social welfare organisations, education, services for specific projects.

Closing Date

31 March and 30 September each year

How to Apply

Request an application form from:

Cleland Handcox Ltd
Norah Howell Charitable Trust
P O Box 9495, Hamilton
Ph: (07) 838 2692
Contact: Leean Bedwell

Rural Communities Trust (Arapuni and Tirau)

Purpose of Fund

To give assistance to groups, families and individuals in rural areas who by virtue of their location are disadvantaged.  Fund supports rural community, family, health, people with disabilities, self-help, education. Most costs/expenses considered; NOT funded is overseas travel, general running costs for groups, wages/salaries, vehicles.

Closing Date

31 January, 31 May and 31 October

How to Apply

Application form available from:

The Administrator
The Rural Copmmunities Trust
C/- Federated Farmers
P O Box 447
Hamilton 3240
Phone: 0800 327 646


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The Fletcher Trust

Purpose of Fund

The Trust aims to assist in funding for historical projects, arts and culture, community, education and youth.  Individuals or travel expenses not eligible.

Closing Dates

No closing date, the trust meets quarterly.

How to Apply

Apply by letter to the contact below - No application forms. 

Paul Pirani
Manager
The Fletcher Trust
Private Bag 92-114
Auckland
Ph: 09 525 9250
www.fletchertrust.co.nz

The Sargood Bequest

Purpose of the Fund

The Bequest Trustees have absolute discretion to distribute among charitable institutions and objects.  The Trustees are more interested in projects to which funds are specifically targeted. Projects and activities funded are arts and culture, children, community, education, elderly, health, sport and recreation, youth.  Most costs/expenses are eligible.

Closing Dates

31 December annually.  Grant decisions made April/May.

How to Apply

Applications can only be made on the official application form available from the contact and address given.

Secretaries for the Sargood Bequest
C/- Jackson Valentine Ltd
P O Box 5546
Dunedin 9058
Ph: 03 474 0900
Fax: 03 477 9987
sargoodbequest.org.nz

The Tindall Foundation

Purpose of Fund

The Foundation focuses on supporting families and social services, encouraging enterprise and employment, caring for the environment and promoting generosity.

Closing Dates

Accept applications all year, but they suggest you submit an application at least 4 months prior to funds being required.

How to Apply

Through the Foundation’s funding managers for the Waikato area:

Social Services Waikato
P O Box 391, Hamilton
Ph: (07) 838 1583
cwinfo@communitywaikato.org.nz
More information on www.communitywaikato.org.nz

Trust Waikato

Purpose of Fund

To provide charitable, cultural and recreational benefits to people of the Greater Waikato. The Trust is keen to support groups which are clearly supported by the community, and can provide the majority of funding for their project.

Projects not Eligible

Salaries, travel, vehicles, loan repayments, individuals, completed projects.

Closing Dates

February, June & September  
The Trust, at its discretion, may consider an application outside its major donation round.

How to Apply

Application forms available from website or from:
Trust Waikato
P O Box 391
Hamilton
Ph:07 8382660
Website: www.trustwaikato.co.nz
twinfo@trustwaikato.co.nz

Waikato WDFF Karamu Trust

Purpose of Fund

To expend monies where needed for health, education and welfare of poor and needy, and to provide support, monies, assistance, services and facilities to persons in need due to age, infirmity, disablement, poverty or socio-economic purposes.  Will fund groups or individuals.  Most costs/expenses eligible, including care, training/education.

How to Apply

By application form from the contact address advertised.