Grant funding overview for wider Wellington Region
This content is correct as of 6 July 2020
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In alphabetical order:
ANZ Good Sports Grants (for cricket)
As long-time supporters of Netball New Zealand and New Zealand Cricket, ANZ is giving $1 million of ANZ Good Sports Grants to help support netball and cricket clubs and teams. (NB: netball applications have now closed).
If you are a cricket club or team who is struggling to get back on your feet - you can apply. For example, you might need new kit to deliver your sport, help with team subs, ground repairs or financial assistance with other expenses involved. Applications are open between18 May 2020 and 17 May 2021.
Eastern Suburbs Sports Trust
The objective of the Trust is to promote, assist, support and encourage participation and expertise in all forms or amateur sport, both competitive and recreational. To help foster and encourage the development of primarily Junior Sports located in Wellington’s Eastern Suburbs.
Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis with the Trust meeting on the first Wednesday of every month.
Eastern & Central Community Trust
Eastern & Central Community Trust provides grants and support to community organisations in the Gisborne Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Wairarapa, Manawatu & Horowhenua regions.
Grant applications for all our funds are welcome, as per the closing dates (available on our website https://www.ecct.org.nz/funding/). However, please note that our Trust only operates in Wairarapa and not the wider Wellington region.
Four Winds Foundation
Four Winds will be accepting grant applications from 1st July 2020 with all July applications considered at the August 2020 Board Meeting. Four Winds is proud to announce that they have just allocated $866,194 in previously held over grants.
Grassroots Trust Ltd
The Grassroots Trust Limited Board generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month to review grant applications. Completed grant applications must be submitted online on or before the last working day of the month prior to the Board meeting in which the application is to be considered.
Halberg Activity Fund
Activity Fund grants are provided to enable physically disabled young people to participate in sport and recreation by reducing financial barriers. The fund accepts applications made by or on behalf of individual physically disabled young people. Activity Fund Grant Committee meetings are held on a monthly basis (excluding December).
Hutt Mana Trust
For schools, community groups and individuals in the Hutt Valley, Porirua City and Wellington North.
Opens 1 August and closes on the last Friday of the month.
Applications close on 31 July, 4 September, 2 October and 30 October.
Following a period of consultation, Nikau Foundation has made the decision to move their 2020/21 grants round to later in the financial year, with applications being accepted from early February, and grants made in April.
You can find all the information you need about applying to NZCT for a grant by clicking on the link below. We recommend you start on the page called 'Making a successful application'.
You are required to register yourself and your organisation before being able to apply for a grant. Click on the Sign Up button and follow the registration process as if you are a new grantee.
Upcoming closing dates are posted on the left-sidebar of the website, (meetings are generally held twice each month). Applications will only be accepted through their online application process and must be received by 10 pm on the closing date. If your application is in order the application will automatically be included in the next funding round. Ensure that you submit your application well in advance of when you require the funds. They will only accept applications up to three months prior to the event. All quotes need to be current and dated within a three month period.
Pub Charity closing dates are 8 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November. There isn't a funding round in December.
The Lion Foundation
The Lion Foundation is once again pleased to welcome applications for funding. Before you apply please check that you are eligible and that your project matches their criteria.
The Southern Trust
The Southern Trust is again welcoming applications for funding. You need to include in your application if you have received any Covid-19 response funding, and if any changes have had to be made to your organisation as a result of the pandemic.
The Trusts Community Foundation
Their mission is to provide funding for community groups, charities and clubs with a focus on Education, Health, Arts & Culture and Sports. Funding rounds close on the 10th of each month. The Net Proceeds Committee’s usual practice is to approve one grant per organisation per financial year.
Thankyou Charitable Trust
Thankyou Charitable Trust gives postcode based microgrants. It could be planting fruit trees on your grass berm. Hosting a community dinner. Creating public art. Building an adult playground in the local park, or a new jump in the skate park.
They have four grant rounds in 2020. Grants are between $100 to $3000 for projects that contribute to community wellbeing, resilience or sustainability. They also have a trustee giving circle round of $20,000 to individual charity/community organisations. Like their Facebook page to find out when a grant round is in your neighbourhood.
Trillian Trust has a venue in Wairarapa. The cut-off date for each meeting is midnight on the 10th of the month.
The funding must go towards an event or initiative that enhances one or more of their communities: Wairarapa, Flaxmere, Pahiatua, Rimutaka or Porirua. They are keeping their application rounds open and may consider things of an urgent nature, but all non-urgent applications will be told to reapply at a later date. Closing dates for funding rounds are listed as:
- 13 July 2020
- 7 September 2020
- 2 November 2020
Lottery grant requests must align with one of the Board’s criteria:
- enhance capability and increase capacity among applicants and the community
- reduce community organisation funding gaps
- have regards to the needs and aspirations of Māori
- consider the needs of older people, Pacific people and other ethnic communities, women and youth, people with disabilities.
Grant requests should show how they will contribute to at least one of these key objectives:
- support volunteers
- enable people to help themselves
- promote community wellbeing and address disadvantage
- promote community participation, inclusion and identity.
Applicants should also show how they:
- will focus on achieving their outcomes
- will work together with others to achieve common community outcomes
- are responsive to the communities they serve.
Wellington City Council Social and Recreation Fund
Decisions for this fund were made on 23 June. (The funding approved for sport and recreation groups starts on page 9 of the below report).
Lower Hutt Community Resilience Fund - Sport & Recreation
Upper Hutt City Council Community Grants
The 2020 Community Grants Funding Scheme is open from 15 June until 31 July 2020. Community Grant applications are open to any not-for-profit group servicing Upper Hutt residents.
Porirua City Council Community Support Grants
Masterton District Council
Community Wellbeing Grant closes 31 July 2020.
Community Events Fund is open year round.