Grant Policy

2024 Funding Initiative

Funding Context

For 2024 The Sutherland Self Help Trust will fund projects that will provide an investment into the future of the community through a focus on education and health (including neurodiversity initiatives) for children under 12. The Trust recognises the need in our communities for children to have a strong start in life, and by focusing on projects that are directed at improve the education and health outcomes for children we believe this will have long lasting benefits for not only children, but their family / whanau and communities. It was decided that the 2024 grant criteria would be to organisations that help the education and health of children under 12.

Grant Policy

To make grants to charitable organisations which assist the disabled and the disadvantaged.

For the benefit of:

  • people whose lives have been detrimentally affected by war services,
  • children in need of special treatment or training,
  • the Plunket Society and any other educational, religious or other charitable purpose in New Zealand selected by the board
  • also to establish or maintain hospitals, homes, camps, schools, institutions or organisations, or to subsidise funds donated for such purpose
Hands coming together

Who do we support?

  • Registered charities in New Zealand who align with our annual funding criteria

What do we fund?

  • A wide range of projects from buildings and equipment to training programs
  • The object or service purchased with the grant should last more than two years

What don't we fund?

  • Individuals (ie. not a registered charity)
  • For environmental, artistic, cultural or sporting purposes
  • Grants to schools for curriculum or operating expenses

What's the fine print?

  • Grant purposes vary considerably year-to-year, so the Board targets a particular area of need annually
  • Policy is announced in December for the following year

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