The Trust is committed to supporting increased access to opportunities for the Taranaki community, a thriving environment, cohesive communities and thriving whanau across generations.
Our Community Funding aims to support and strengthen the fabric of our communities and provide support towards community groups and organisations to achieve their goals, and foster excellence within the region.
Our Community Funding includes; Operational Grants, Capital Grants and Programme and Event Grants, as well as Individual Grants. To find out more about these types of grants please see below.
The Trust also funds Touring Production Grants. For information about these types of grants please contact the Trust.
The Trust also contributes towards strengthening Taranaki local communities through Match Funding, which helps to bring people together in their own neighbourhoods. For further information and to apply - refer to the Stratford District Council website if you live in Stratford or visit the South Taranaki District Council website if you live in South Taranaki
NOTE: CHANGES TO COMMUNITY FUNDING GUIDELINES FROM 1 APRIL 2019
From 1 April 2019 we are making changes to our Community Funding Guidelines. The changes include:
- some changes to grant limits for Community Funding grants
- a stronger focus on the positive difference or impact your project will make (rather than the type of organisation applying for funding)
These new 2019 Community Funding Guidelines take effect from 1 April 2019.
They include new Community Funding Grant Limits which can be used as a guide to indicate the maximum levels of funding you can expect to be considered for, depending on the type and scale of impact of your project.
Starting at $200, Operational Grants provide support for the on-going day to day costs of running a not for profit organisation that meets the Trust's eligibility criteria and has core objectives that align with the Trust's Community Funding Policy.Find out more
Capital Grants provide support towards the purchase or improvement of capital assets (for example facilities, IT equipment, uniforms, vehicles or other equipment) for organisations that meet the Trust's eligibility criteria and have core objectives that align with the Trust's Community Funding Policy.Find out more
Programme and Event Grants provide support towards the costs of running a programme or event for organisations that have core objectives and activities that align with the Trust's Community Funding Policy. Programme and Event Grants will not be granted in the same year as an Operational Grant, but can be granted in the same year as a Capital Grant.Find out more
The Trust fosters excellence within the region by supporting individual high performance, competitive representation, training and development. Individuals who have been selected by the recognised educational, cultural or sporting national body to represent New Zealand or attend a national training/ or development squad may be eligible to apply for an Individual Grant.Find out more