How we fund

Funding for Communities

Community organisations and social enterprises can apply for funding through our General Fund. Your work must contribute to one of our goals by providing:

  • Support for families and communities to provide safe and nurturing environments for children, or
  • Assistance for children and families to participate actively in learning, particularly in the early years, or
  • Help for young people to develop their potential and contribute fully in the community.

Funding for Individuals

Individuals can apply for a postgraduate scholarship in energy research or university awards in particular disciplines.

Funding for Working Collaboratively

If your organisation wants to work more closely with others then you can apply to the Working Together More Fund – He Pūtea Mahi Tahi.

Invitation only funding

Selected groups and selected issues are supported through Partnership Funding and the Special Focus Fund.


If we aren’t the right funder for you, Generosity NZ has a database for community funding. This can be accessed free of charge through many public libraries.