whO CAN APPLY

We fund a wide range of organisations.  We are particularly keen to help Waikato-based community organisations who have bold ambitions or a track record of making a transformational impact in our community. We do not normally make grants to individuals or to non-Waikato organisations, but we will where either our donors direct us to do so, or where a project or initiative has the potential to have a significant impact in the Waikato.

Grants are available to organisations that are either:

  • A registered charitable trust or company
  • A registered incorporated society
  • An education institution
  • A social enterprise

Organisations should have a governing document (such as a constitution, rules, memorandum and articles of association) and a bank account in the organisation’s name with at least two independent signatories.

Grants will not normally be available to support day-do-day operating costs.

We will not fund requests to support:

  • Contributions to general appeals or circulars
  • Religious activity which is not for wider public benefit
  • Public bodies to carry out their statutory obligations
  • Activities which have already taken place
  • Grant making by other organisations