Need help with day to day costs of running a community organisation?
Starting from $200, an Operational Grant provides 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 objectives that align with at least one of the Trust’s Funding Areas.
If your organisation is one of the following you may eligible to apply - Not for profit community or regional organisations, Not for profit early childhood organisations, Kindergartens, Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori and Primary, Intremediate and Secondary Schools.
An Operational Grant may be granted once per financial year towards general operational costs and groups can apply in the same year as a Capital Grant - however not in the same year as a Programme and Event Grant.
The Trust sets the level of Operational funding your organisation may receive - in setting the amount the Trust will compare groups of similar size and scope and will consider fair and equitable funding levels for organisations and groups.
When assessing a grant the Trust considers things like population served, membership, roll numbers, ability to access and raise other funds, community access and community contribution, and socio-economic factors.
For larger organisations the Trust may ask you to identify outcomes, which can be measured and monitored. In such cases, these will be agreed with your organisation prior to the grant being made - so this means you will need to be able to clearly state what you want to achieve and why, how you are going to do it and how you intend to track the results you are making.
Before applying for a grant you must first meet our eligibility criteria. Take the test below to find out if you may be eligible.