Funding Resource Library

Connect to funding opportunities in Aotearoa

Fund seeking can seem like a daunting task, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the process. We have gathered helpful information on philanthropy in Aotearoa and provided appropriate links to simplify finding funders who may be able to support your project.

Philanthropic sector and tips for grant seekers

How the philanthropic sector in Aotearoa Nz is organised and works.

 Asset 7  A brief guide to the philanthropic sector and grant-seeking in Aotearoa NZ – Kate Frykberg


Philanthropy and Te Ao Māori 

The understanding of and interest in the relevance of Te Ao Māori to the philanthropic and grantmaking sector.

Asset 2  Philanthropy News – Issue 78, November 2019


Looking for funding?  

There may be other options available to you outside of Trust Tairāwhiti opportunities.
Check out the following resources for funding and support.


Match | Te Puna Taurite

Match | Te Puna Taurite is an online service for philanthropists and grantmakers (funders) to connect with community and charitable groups working in areas they want to support.   If you are a charity, you can sign up for the service, post funding requests and get in front of multiple funders with one action.

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Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) is the professional body that represents fundraising in New Zealand with a mission to provide the best educational events to lead and educate fundraisers, develop standards of practice and advocate for the value of fundraising.

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Generosity New Zealand 

Generosity New Zealand provides a searchable digital database of NZ funders. GivUS offers access to grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. 

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Hui E! 

Hui E! is an umbrella organisation that represents the shared interests of organisations in the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector. It celebrates the sector's contribution to our communities, advocates for its needs, provides capacity and capability building, networking support, and represent its interests with the government and philanthropic sectors. The Hoa Pūtea Moni Grant Writing Support programme matches skilled volunteers with community organisations that need help to apply for grants and funding.

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Strategic Grants

Strategic Grants is a mission-driven company of fundraising professionals. It provides support with customised grants calendars, Grants Expertise Management Systems (GEMS), workshops, online training, advisory services, application writing and critiquing, and free educational resources for grant-seekers.

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Lottery Community Facilities

Provides grants to improve or build new facilities for communities and for studies to find out if a community facility is needed and can be achieved.

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Te Puni Kōkiri – Our funds and services

Offers information about funds and services available across government and the private sector to support Māori development.

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