Q.  Do you fund operational costs?

A:  We will consider applications for operational costs, but only from organisations which are aligned with our goals and meet our criteria. General Fund grants are short-term (usually one or two years), which means that your core funding for ongoing operational costs should probably be sourced elsewhere.


Q. My organisation is part of a national structure, but they don’t provide us with any funding. Will you fund us?

A: Probably not. As the Foundation is a national funder (we fund across the whole of New Zealand), we prefer to fund national bodies or organisations where they exist, because its impossible for us to fund all local branches and difficult for us to chose between them.


Q. You have two rounds a year. If we are unsuccessful in your May round can we apply again in your November round?

A. Yes. But check first as to why you were unsuccessful. If you were declined because your application didn’t meet one of our stated eligibility criteria (what we don’t fund, what we are less likely to fund), a similar application is very unlikely to be successful.  Feel free to call us on 04 931 6189 to discuss any questions you have about eligibility.


Read FAQ’s relating to our new funding approach starting in 2018 here