Helping New Zealand build strong communities

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Earthquake Relief Fund

A special Lottery fund has been set up to help meet immediate community needs in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough districts.

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Hurunui-Kaikoura Coast

Support for Volunteering Fund

Grants available to support and promote volunteering in New Zealand communities.

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A volunteer participates in collecting rubbish

Learning from doing

The Community-Led Development Programme is accepting requests for partnerships – have you discussed you ideas with us yet? Find out more about the programme and how we may help.

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Children amongst trees

COGS elections online in 2017

Online voting for local people nominated for 37 Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) local grant-making committees opens 31 March 2017.

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Trusts with grants available

The Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust and the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust are receiving requests for grants now. The Pacific Development and Conservation Trust is receiving expressions of interest for project proposals in New Zealand or the Pacific.

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BLAST! author Trish Gribben with children at a Storylines Festival kite-making workshop funded by the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust