Funding from Gaming Machine providers
The Lion Foundation's funding policy is structured to ensure that many different community causes can benefit. Funding is shared between the areas of community, which includes arts, culture, heritage and environment (30%), health (15%), sport (40%) and education (15%).
Applications can be submitted at any time, and are usually processed within 8 weeks of being received.
Trust Waikato donates money to community organisations and projects that focus on welfare, sport, recreation, youth, art, culture, and the environment, for the benefit of people in our region.
The funding area includes the districts of Thames/Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata/Piako, Waipa, Waikato, South Waikato, Waitomo, Otorohanga, Ruapehu and Hamilton City.
The Trust acknowledges that this area includes much of the lands of the Tainui waka, and thus the people of Waikato, Raukawa, Hauraki and Maniapoto.
2017 Closing dates are:
Friday 17 February 2017
(for a donation in late May 2017)
Friday 14 June 2017
(for a donation in early Sep 2017)
Friday 22 September 2017
(for a donation in early Dec 2017)
Almost any organization can apply for funding provided:
Quick Response Grants (for grants $5,000 and under) closing dates are: 28 Feb, 28 April, 30 June, 31 August, 30 October 2017.
Community Support Grants (for grants $5,000 and over) closing dates are: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September 2017
Helping New Zealand build strong communities
A range of grants and fellowships are available to support local initiatives and community services.
Generosity New Zealand has online search tools offering access to $3.9 billion worth of opportunities.
Check with your local library to see if they offer free access to the range of databases available for searching.
Single-Year Community Grant
Supports not-for-profit community organisations that support small community led projects that are aligned with Council plans and strategies and contribute to the social wellbeing of the city by delivering community wide services.
Opens 1 March 2017 and closes 31 March 2017. Projects must start after 1 July 2017.
A range of grants and scholarships that provide assistance and recognition to tribal members, including Maatauranga Toi Grants.
Note: only registered tribal members living in Aotearoa are eligible for grants and scholarships. For more information call 0800 TAINUI (within NZ) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.