Apply for a grant


The Glenorchy Community Trust has funds to support projects in the Queenstown Lakes District of New Zealand. The Trust favours projects that are associated with Glenorchy and the surrounding region.

The Trust supports projects that focus on preserving or enhancing the natural environment, education, public health, recreational facilities, culture and the arts.

Recognising that it will take a little time for The Headwaters to return operating profits, its founders have donated initial funding to be administered by Trustees to successful Glenorchy Community Trust grant applicants. In the short to medium-term, Trust grants will be capped at $5,000 per recipient. Once operating profits grow, Trust grants may increase.

Only one grant donation will be paid to any organisation in any funding year, which runs from 1 April to 31 March. If your organisation is not a legal entity (legally constituted as an organisation, trust or company)  your application is limited to $1,000.

Who can apply?

Any incorporated or unincorporated not-for-profit body can apply for a grant, providing the application is made for the benefit of the Queenstown Lakes District of New Zealand.

Initially grants will focus on Glenorchy and the immediate area, until grant-making funds build for potentially wider distribution.

When can I apply?

The Trust invites grant applications four times a year and may accept applications outside of the timeline below in exceptional circumstances.

Application close
11 October 2019

Grant decision expected
Week Commencing 28 October 2019

What type of project or activities can I apply for?

All applications should link with the aims of the Glenorchy Community Trust.

What do I need to demonstrate?

The grant application must clearly show who will benefit and how the grant will advance the aims of the Glenorchy Community Trust.

How are applications assessed?

Applications are reviewed by the Trustees of the Glenorchy Community Trust. Trustees will determine the claims made by the applicant and prioritise them for funding. Trustees will decide which grant applicants receive support, and wish to advise that no advocacy or review is accepted once the Trustees have reached a decision.

How do I apply?

Grant applications can be made on the form found here on our website and should be submitted electronically. Applicants can also submit relevant supporting material with their application, by following the promts on the application form. An email will acknowledge receipt of the application, and if you have any issues please contact the trust secretary on secretary@glenorchycommunitytrust.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A last word

The Glenorchy Community Trust supports initiatives that align with the community’s shared vision and values, fostering the vibrancy and resilience of the community at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

The Trust’s vision is that residents of Glenorchy live in a healthy, regenerative partnership with the natural environment, reflecting the community’s self-reliant, diverse, welcoming and innovative character.

The Trust aims to support the community by awarding grants across the sectors of preserving or enhancing the natural environment, education, public health, recreational facilities, culture and the arts.