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Community Resilience Fund

Te Tahua Whaiti mo te Whakapakari Hapori - Minor up to $10,000
Te Tahua Whanui mo te Whakapakari Hapori - Major up to $100,000
We are a community of passionate people working towards a greater good. We dream big. Our organisations have excellent leadership and infrastructure, and are focused on making a difference. We celebrate diversity; we are self-reliant, lively and well-connected.

Objectives of the Funds

Whether you’re keeping it simple or have a radical plan, the Community Resilience Fund is for changemakers. Apply to this fund if you aim to:

Unleash the potential of your community organisation. When well-funded, community organisations can put vision into action, they are ambitious and create long-term community change. We will build stronger, more durable, organisations – supporting great projects, enabling growth, developing skill, building efficiencies and improving financial sustainability.

Raise the region’s profile. We will work with those taking our region to the national or international stage in a way that is innovative and leverages our greatest assets.

Ensure our community is vibrant and well-connected. Healthy communities have opportunities for people to interact, form relationships and share experiences. We will fund events and activities that bring our community together – especially where those activities celebrate our diversity, our uniqueness, and our natural assets.

Enhance our community’s performance in economic growth, education, health, safety and security, and population growth.

Preferences for Funding

The organisation should have excellent governance practices and the ability to deliver; Demonstrate a need, and show how the project meets that need; Understand what success looks like and have a process in place to measure it.

The project should show collaboration, efficiency, diversity and innovation; have well-defined community benefit, appeal or engagement.

Deadlines - Minor

Closing Dates 

14 December 2018
18 February 2019
29 March 2019
26 April 2019
31 May 2019
28 June 2019
26 July 2019
30 August 2019
27 September 2019
25 October 2019
29 November 2019

Decision Dates

February 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
February 2020

Deadlines - Major

Closing Dates

14 December 2018
28 February 2019
26 April 2019
28 June 2019
27 September 2019

Closing Dates

14 December 2018
28 February 2019
26 April 2019
28 June 2019
27 September 2019

Application Process

Step One - Tell us about your project.
We want to make it as simple as possible for you to tell us about your project.

1. Meet

We prefer to meet and discuss the project and our funding criteria before you apply.

2. Apply

Fill in the application form*. You can write on it or, if technology allows, complete the editable PDF.

For both the Minor and Major pools, the form is short and sweet. But we still want to know all about your project. So, add any documents you think will help your application.

Step two – Digging a little deeper.

If we need to better understand your project or the work you do, we may call or organise a visit. We are likely to ask about the need for your project and the specific outcomes you are hoping to achieve.

From here, we will work through the assessment and notification process.

If you have any problems, talk to us about other ways to apply:

1. Call the office and we will fill in the form over the phone. Allow time to have the application sent for your review and approval.

2. Drop in and we will fill in the form alongside you. Just make an appointment with our Distributions Administrator.

3. Send us an audio or video file. This may be an easier process for those who (for whatever reason) struggle to fill in the form but have access to smartphones or similar technology. Just make sure you answer all the questions.

For a copy of this information download the fact sheet.

To book a time to pop in and discuss your project, email our distributions team.

Application Forms

Major up to $100,000

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Minor up to $10,000

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