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2024 funding rounds closing dates:

19 January - round opens 8 December 2023

15 March - round opens 9 February 2024

17 May - round opens 5 April 2024

19 July - round opens 7 June 2024 

13 September - round opens 9 August 2024

15 November - Round opens 4 October 2024

Online grant applications

The Trust is now using the SmartyGrants on-line grants system. You will need to register with SmartyGrants in order to begin your application.

If your grant application is equal to or less than $10,000, please apply for a Stockmans Grant
Stockmans Grant
Current average grant $4,000 - $6,000
If your grant application is more than $10,000, please apply for a Trust Board grant:
Trust Board Grant
Current average grant $12,000 - $15,000

Along with your online application please have the following documents ready to include:

  1. Budget - Project or current year budget, applicable to your application
  2. Annual financial accounts - Recent annual financial accounts, reviewed or audited, as applicable.
  3. Bank account - one of the following: i. Bank deposit slip ii. Bank issued account number verification document iii. Copy of recent bank statement – showing account name and number
  4. Any supporting documents – e.g. annual report, photos, quotes, references etc.

Check out a few of the amazing groups and projects we have helped support in our community

What you need to know

The Trust welcomes applications from new and existing groups operating within the Waikato region once in a 12 month timeframe. We support:

  • Projects aligning with the Trust's current strategic focus
  • Groups providing social services and/or community development benefitting the wider community
  • Projects benefitting those who are disadvantaged by personal or social circumstances


We don’t support:

  • Projects from or benefitting an individual, projects outside the Waikato region or overseas projects/travel
  • Education facilities/capex projects
  • Sporting or artistic projects unless they can demonstrate a clear benefit in addressing personal or social disadvantage.


The Trust Board meets six times per year and considers applications received by the closing date in the previous month.

While we don’t have any formal reporting requirements, we consider our funding part of an ongoing relationship and value the opportunity to hear about the difference your mahi is making within the community.

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