The online application process will be aided if you PREVIEW the application form and have the appropriate information and documentation (including pdf versions of information to be uploaded) close at hand
You will be asked to ENTER data relating to:
- You as contact person
- Your organisation
- Your project
You will also be asked to UPLOAD PDF copies of (PDF copies are the Community Trust’s preference for online assessment)
Each uploaded file must be under 5MB in size and should include
- evidence of community uptake/support for your proposal,
- supporting documentation for key staff (if relevant),
- project budget (including both income and expenses),
- financial and banking documentation (including annual accounts, bank statements, deposit slip),
- evidence to support expenses described (quotes, contracts), and
- verified minutes or resolution to apply for funding.
Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date for this Grant Round will not be considered in this round.
Please note that the questions on the application form have been very carefully worded to ensure that Trustees receive exactly the information which will be most relevant to their decision. While additional information can also be uploaded for reference where truly essential all questions asked should be answered on the form itself – a response of “see attached” (or similar) is not acceptable.
This section of the application form is designed to help you, and us, understand if you are eligible for a grant and whether or not your proposal is a funding priority for our region.
If you have any questions regarding the eligibility criteria, please contact the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury by phone on 0800 67 22 87 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a great summary on what makes an effective grant application take a look at https://www.exult.co.nz/articles/guide-successful-grant-applications/
Eligibility of Organisations and Projects
Generally organisations should apply for funding only once within the Community Trust’s financial year (1st April to 31st March).
Applications WILL be considered from:
Not-for-profit (NFP) organisations providing community benefits in the Mid and South Canterbury region, which includes the districts of Ashburton, Mackenzie, Timaru and Waimate. See map
- An incorporated society
- A registered charitable trust
- A body or club controlled by an association of persons under an adopted constitution that has audited or reviewed accounts and an annual report.
- Not-for-profit community based, parent-led playcentres, playgroups and youth groups.
- The above organisations that will govern and/or manage and/or own the activity/project/asset.
- Consideration will be given to applications from lease holders, dependent on the conditions of the lease agreement.
- Community owned Trusts, or other similar incorporated entities, that hold monies on behalf of other community organisations or event organisers. In such cases applications should be completed in the name of the community-owned Fundholder/Trust, and they will assume responsibility for meeting all the Community Trust’s accountability requirements
Organisations can request to be considered for multi-year funding (Up to 3 years)
Applications WILL NOT be considered from:
- Individuals or groups seeking to provide funding assistance to individuals.
- Organisations and groups operating for private profit
- Commercial entities
- Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Kindergartens and community based teacher-led Early Learning Centres that are eligible for annual formula funding from the Trust. (Subject to the policies relating to Early Learning Centre, Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary Schools Grants)
- Fundraising organisations when the individual organisations, that they are fundraising for, may apply directly to the Trust
Projects that WILL NOT be considered:
- Projects that the trustees consider are the primary responsibility of local or central government
- Completed or retrospective projects as at the time of applications being considered.
- Projects that do not specifically benefit the community of the Mid and South Canterbury region.
- Costs relating to attendance at out-of-region conferences, education, tournaments, competitions, tours etc.