Applicants or their service users/members must be within our distribution area.
We primarily support projects that are able to be completed or undertaken within one year of receipt of funding and that have co-funding from other sources such as grants, cash, loans, anticipated income and in-kind contributions.
Grants are unlikely to be allocated to organisations which have already incurred financial deficits or are budgeting a deficit budget for projects and cannot be used to fund debt repayments or for retrospective funding of a project.
Generally, grants will not be available for wages or operating costs or to any one organisation for more than three consecutive years, however consideration will be given to funding the cost of providing specialist services, training and professional development.
Successful applicants must complete a Grant Accountability Form. Applicants that fail to complete a grant accountability form within 12 months will be ineligible for further funding until outstanding forms are completed.
The maximum grant for organisations is generally $3000.
Grants to individuals are allowed for representing New Zealand overseas (the maximum grant is $1,000) and for exceptional circumstances, especially when other assistance is not available. Such grants are unable to be substantial and applicants need to be aware of this before applying.
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