What we support
We support both large and small community groups, throughout our region, who work in various sectors, and our grants range from a few hundred dollars to thousands for a wide range of purposes aligned with our Strategic Plan 2016-2018.
Our vision of having 'A Thriving Southland' is underpinned by four pillars:
Each of these pillars have a set of funding priorities and it is these priorities that will specifically guide our funding decisions - so please take the time to read through our Strategic Plan.
We will have a strong focus on:
And we are very keen to explore innovative new solutions, transformative ideas or new approaches that will help create positive change in the Trust's region.
While we have had a very strong history of supporting facilities throughout the Trust's area, going forward facilities will be a lesser priority for the Trust.
As a partial funder we see our role as complementing regional sector strategies and other funding opportunities, including adding value to, but not replacing, government's (local and central) core provision of services by providing community funding for justifiable additional and/or enhanced services. But as our grants budget is limited and we receive many applications there will be times when we will be unable to fund applications even though they might meet our priorities.
Who can apply
Please refer to our eligibility criteria.
When to apply
* Our ability to process and assess applications in these timeframes is however dependent on the number of applications received and complexity of applications at any one time.
How to apply
All funding applications need to be made online - click here to apply
What we look for when considering applications
Need some help or if you have questions
If you would like to discuss your project or need help with completing an application form please contact us on 0800 500 185 or (03) 218 2034 or email email@example.com
The Community Trust of Southland is committed to the safety and protection of children and young people. This commitment means that we will help to raise awareness of this issue amongst the organisations that we grant to and encourage organisations, through a range of supporting activities funded by the Trust, to have appropriate policy and practices in place - find out more here