CTOS Strategic Plan 2016-18

Our new Strategic Plan 2016-18 sets out our direction over the next three years and forms the basis on which Trustees will make their granting decisions. To find out more and to read our Strategic Plan 2016-18 click here.

Community Trust of Southland is your community owned grant making organisation.

From Stewart Island to Glenorchy, Te Anau to Tapanui and all the places in between, we provide a helping hand to hundreds of groups - both large and small - by providing funding for facilities, services, events, community projects and programmes. We also help people to achieve their personal goals through scholarships.

Since 1988 we have been supporting your region with grants and scholarships across a range of sectors including;

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community Development & Community Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health & Social Services
  • Heritage
  • Sport & Recreation

We are proud to be associated with so many people and organisations working to make the south a better place.

About Our Online Application & Reporting System 

Applying for our funding and completing accountability is:

  • Very accessible - you can access the system at any time to make applications, to report on a grant or scholarship or to view your application (or accountability) submitted online. 
  • Quick, easy & more efficient - you can save progress on an application and return to complete it at a later time or date. You can also cut and paste information from a previous application made online or from your own documents, and you can electronically upload supporting documents. 
  • Environmentally friendly - our move to online means less paper for everyone which is good for our environment.

If you have any questions about applying online please refer to our Applying Online Frequently Asked Questions or email your query to info@ctos.org.nz





New Innovation Fund launched

New Innovation Fund launched

We are thrilled to announce we’ve committed $1million over 3 years to our new Innovation Fund. The fund aims to encourage transformative change and greater social impact for people and communities in our region. To help achieve this we are wanting to invest in non-profits with innovative out of the box projects, fresh approaches, creative ideas and new solutions, and that have a vision of doing things differently. ... more »

RSO & Premier Teams & Events Funds

We are about to commence a review of our funding into Regional Sports Organisations and Premier Teams and Events. Should you have any questions about either of these funds please contact Dianne Williams our Grants Manager on 0800 500 185.