If you are a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, a school or a group that is affiliated to a regional or national body you are eligible to apply. For more detail, please refer to the Eligibility and Criteria page here.
In general, funds will be distributed in the area in which they were generated. This is typically defined by territorial local authority (TLA) boundaries or in Auckland City by Wards. The Directors may however at their discretion, apply and distribute funds from one TLA/Ward to another, or toward a National project. To see if we have a venue near you, please click here.
No, the original application form must be posted.
You can download an application form here. Once you have completed all sections of the application form, please post the original hand signed application form and supporting documents to: Grassroots Trust Central Limited, PO Box 9380, Hamilton 3240 or courier to Grassroots Trust Central Limited, C/- Maxserv Limited, 15 King Street, Hamilton 3204.
The Board generally meets every month to review grant applications. Application closing dates can be found here. These dates can change without notice; therefore it is recommended that you check our website on a regular basis when applying for funding.
Once the current funding round closes, your application will be assessed and if additional information is required to make your application compliant, an assessor will contact you via email to request this information. The full grant results will be uploaded to our website within 48 hours of any Board meeting, and individual outcome letters emailed to each Applicant within one week of the meeting.
There is no limit as to how many applications an Organisation can make within a calendar year; however, only one application should be submitted to any given funding round.
A professional applicant is an independent party (not staff or volunteer) being remunerated to prepare an application on behalf of the applying Organisation.
Please note: should the application be successful, no portion of the grant can be used to pay any party for assisting in making an application or completing the accountability report.
There is no limit to the amount you can apply for. If the Board wishes to support your application but does not have sufficient funds, they have the ability to partially fund.
No. The Board cannot consider funding any costs that have been paid prior to their funding approval.
No. All grants must be used for goods and services purchased within New Zealand.
Yes, you can apply to multiple Organisations for the same purpose but you must declare this in your application form. If you receive funds from more than one funder for the same purpose, you must repay any portion of the grant that exceeds the total amount required.
You can apply for funding as many times as you wish, unless your application was declined due to the Trust not having any funding in your area.
Yes, there are conditions attached to grants. For more detail, please refer to the Grant Conditions page here.
Yes. You will be required to account for your funding as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than the date outlined in your approval letter. For more detail, please refer to the Audit & Accountability page here.
Payment will be direct credited to the recipient Organisation’s bank account within one month of the application being approved.
Please feel free to contact a member of our Grants Team on 0800 957 960.