Check Your Eligibility
Is Your Organisation Eligible to Apply?
Before you complete the Eligibility Quiz please review the What we Support section of our website. This will provide information on Who we Fund, What we Fund, How we Fund, and Where we Fund
Complete our Eligibility Quiz below to find out if your organisation is eligible to apply for a grant
Do you represent a not for profit community organisation?
The Trust will not consider donations to:
- Commercial organisations
- Political parties or lobby groups
Is your organisation a legal entity, eg Charitable Trust or Incorporated Trust?
The Trust will only consider a donation of a maximum of $1000 to an unincorporated society or group.
Is your organisation or group based in Otago and its activities benefit the community in Otago?
The Trust will only consider applications for organisations to organisations outside of our region which can show a significant benefit specifically for this region.
Are you applying for wages or administrative costs?
Donations are made to assist projects, not to support core organisational costs such as wages or administration.
Are you applying for a project that has already started?
The Trust does not consider donations to projects in retrospect.
Have you raised money through fundraising, your own reserves and/or other funding bodies?
The Trust is not a principle funder of projects and looks for financial support from other bodies as evidence of wider community support. You may not be ready to apply please contact the Trust for further information.
Do you need to know within eight weeks?
The Trust usually takes at least two months to process an application and may not consider applications that need to be confirmed before this time.
Are you applying for a donation to re-finance debt, travel to conferences or seminars, a reunion or endowment?
The Trust does not consider donations for these activities.