Grant Policy

2021 Funding Initiative

Funding Context

COVID-19 has impacted normally resilient communities by increasing anxiety, increasing health and welfare concerns and affecting economic stability. For already marginalised community members, the impact will be felt greater. It was decided that the 2021 grant criteria would be to assist organisations in their COVID-19 response, especially in strengthening resilience in the areas of mental health and disability support.

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
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Who do we support?

  • Registered charities in New Zealand who align with our annual funding criteria
  •  In 2021, we are assisting organisations in their COVID-19 response
  • Focusing on: strengthening the resilience of mental health and disability support

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 October for the following year
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