How do we assess?
When you apply for community funding, either a Quick Response or Community Grant, your application will be assessed for the degree of fit your project or initiative has with one or more of our four focus areas.
We also look at the community need for your project or service, and how effectively your organisation can deliver, as well as your organisation’s financial position, and alignment to good-practice principles.
- Does the service, programme or event fit with one of our focus areas? If so, in what ways does it fit?
- Are you meeting a community need?
- If so, is someone else already meeting it?
- Is there collaboration with other organisations?
- Is your organisation in good financial shape?
- Have you thought about risks, such as Health and Safety?
- What sort of evaluation is planned?
- Is your work aligned to good practice principles, if these are applicable?
- Can you effectively deliver?
Our funding opportunities
We have two funding programmes that are open all year, and that you can apply for online at any time.
We also offer funding that works in new ways to achieve impact. These tend to be experimental programmes that are available for fixed periods, or on an invitation basis – see below for programmes that are currently open:
If your organisation is outside the boundaries of our region, an application can still be considered if it will provide benefit to our region.
Please contact us to find out whether you should apply.
The Foundation's southern boundary is from Port Waikato Head following the Waikato River to the Whangamarino River, then along the Whangamarino River, before following the Mangatangi Stream to where it adjoins Mangatangi Road. The boundary then runs from the corner of Monument and Miranda Roads straight to Miranda. Our region covers all areas north of this, up to Cape Reinga and including the islands in the Hauraki Gulf.