Need support towards the costs of running a community programme or public event?
A Programme and Event Grant provides support towards the costs of running a programme or event for organisations that have core objectives and activities that align with at least one of the Trust’s Funding Areas
A Programme and Event is a specific activity or project which an organisation runs for a specific period of time, which has clearly identified purposes and outcomes. For example; a community or regional event being hosted in Taranaki or community programmes, such as: volunteer and social services programmes, or innovative (pilot) learning programmes
If your organisation is one of the following you may be eligible to apply: Not for profit community or regional organisations, Not for profit Early Childhood organisations, Kindergartens, Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori , Schools, and not for profit Training organisations
A Programme and Event Grant will not be granted in the same year as an Operational Grant but can be granted in the same year as a Capital Grant
The Trust sets the level of funding your organisation may receive - in setting the amount the Trust will compare groups of similar size and purpose and will consider fair and equitable funding levels
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
The Trust may consider committing funding to a programme or event for a period of more than a year, subject to specific criteria
For larger projects the Trust may ask your organisation to identify outcomes which can be measured and monitored. In such cases outcomes will be agreed with your organisation prior to the grant being made - so you will need to be able to clearly state why the activity is needed, what will be achieved and how you intend to track the difference it is making in the community. For large and significant activities, support may be provided to assist
Please note the Trust does not grant to on-gift therefore fundraising events will not be eligible for a grant.
Before applying for a grant you must first meet our eligibility criteria. Take the test below to find out if you may be eligible.
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