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The Fletcher Trust is pleased to receive applications for assistance from groups working in the areas of education and youth development.  There is no formal application form.  Instead, organisations are invited to put their case for consideration forward in their own words.  As The Trust meets quarterly, applicants can usually expect a prompt response.

Every application is treated on its merits, but The Trust’s main aim is to support education and youth development programmes. In particular, applications for ‘start-up’ funding are welcome as The Trust recognises how difficult it can be to launch even the most worthwhile project.  The Trust accepts one application per 12 months from any organisation.  If you do receive a grant, funds must be used within one year and evidence of this may be required.  The Trust will not provide funds for national appeals or appeals by a second party, or for investment, salaries, wages, individuals or travel.

The Learning Fund JR McKenzie Trust  The Learning Fund makes small grants (up to $500) towards the costs to access learning opportunities where sharing happens. If there is a conference or a training session relevant to this work but you cannot afford the registration fee, or you would like to visit another organisation doing this kind of work and need financial help to get there, go to:

Donated IT software.  Remember if you require additional Microsoft Software, affected organisations and those supporting affected communities may be eligible for a special Microsoft donation with no administration fees.  These are available through TechSoup New Zealand.  Find out more about the special Microsoft donation policy for Christchurch at:

The Tindall Foundation provides funding for providers of services to young children, families, youth development, Maori and minority ethnic groups, adult literacy, budgeting or community services and development.  There is no closing date. See the Tindall Foundation website at

Lottery Grants To make an application for a Lotteries grant or to find out more information:

Vodafone Foundation: Since 2002 the Vodafone Foundation has provided over $25 million to innovative projects that support youth focused community projects in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our new strategy commits $20 million over the next 10 years. New funding streams will aim to generate impacts in six key areas:

  • Young people who have interacted with the justice system
  • For those with disabilities, special needs & those who struggle with mental wellness
  • For young people who have been a part of Oranga Tamariki
  • And for those young people who have been long term beneficiaries,
  • We want to create better outcomes for our Rangatahi Mäori & ensure all young people are able to access meaningful learning  See more HERE or at

Charitable Trusts:  The Public Trust administers quite a few grants and scholarships. to find out if some might be relevant to you

Harcourts Foundation: Funding is available for a specific event, project or initiative which must be held within 4 months of application. More info at:

SuperValue Community Cash Fund  SuperValue Community Cash Fund aims to give away a $200 grant from each of its stores monthly.  In Christchurch Application Forms are available from SuperValue Fendalton Village, Stanmore Rd, Sumner, Wairakei Rd and Woolston or at and can be dropped off in store at any time during the month. Community groups, individuals and schools can apply.

If you need more help on funding please contact us. We can also help you access Generosity NZ free fund view or access at any CCC Library.

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