- Community Development Scheme
- Community Internship Programme
- Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)
- Community Leadership Fund
- Community-Led Development Programme
- Disarmament Education UN Implementation Fund
- Support for Volunteering Fund
- Ethnic Communities Development Fund
- Youth Worker Training Scheme
- Racing Safety Development Fund
Community Leadership FundHapori Whakatipu
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Kaupapa / Purpose
The purpose of this fund is to strengthen leadership and capability across the Community and Voluntary Sector.
Grants will be invested in requests that show how progress towards these outcomes will be achieved and measured:
- leadership and capability across the sector is strengthened
- collaboration and connection across the sector is strengthened
- social enterprise is fostered
- volunteering is supported
- community led-development is supported and enabled.
Who can apply
The Community Leadership Fund makes grants each year for not-for-profit organisations with a national focus whose primary role is to provide leadership and capability building:
- across the whole community and voluntary sector; or
- within a specific interest area of the community and voluntary sector.
Organisations requesting grants must demonstrate they have appropriate governance, management structures and processes in place to support the size and complexity of the project for which funding is sought.
What we fund
Services, projects or activities that will:
- contribute to achieving this Fund’s purpose and outcomes, and
- align with the Fund priorities of:
- supporting collaboration and connection across the sector
- social enterprise
- community led-development.
What we do not fund
The Community Leadership Fund grants may not be used for any of the following:
- debt repayment or debt servicing
- requests specifically designed to generate profits to be used for purposes other than the sustainability of the service, project or activity for which the grant was made
- requests for projects or activities to promote commercial, political or religious activities, including political advocacy, employment and/or business initiatives, commercial enterprises or initiatives which seek to change legislation
- requests from fundraisers, including commercial or professional fundraisers whose purpose is to distribute money to others
- requests where there is evidence of a conflict of interest which, in the opinion of the decision-makers, has not been disclosed by those requesting the grant or has not been satisfactorily managed or mitigated when the request was made.
How much to apply for
There is no limit to the amount that your organisation can apply for. However, with the anticipated interest in this new fund, funding to the level requested may not be available.
Regardless of the amount requested, grants over $10,000 can be made only to groups that have legal status.
Requesting a grant
To request a grant, you need to complete the following:
1. Review the information on Requesting a grant to see if your organisation meets the requirements for this fund.
3. Login in to our online system to create or update the profile for your organisation and individual profiles for the contact people for this request.
4. An online request form will be available when the next funding round opens.
5. Complete a budget to submit with your request.
Grants made 2016/2017
|Ara Taiohi Incorporated||$60,000||Ara Taiohi builds leadership and capability in youth development, a community and voluntary sector specific interest area. Ara Taiohi does not work directly with youth; it works with community and voluntary sector organisations and individuals who work with youth. The grant will support a youth sector development project.|
|Hui E! Community Aotearoa||$120,000||Hui E! is a recognised leader in growing community and voluntary sector capability in New Zealand. Hui E! has a collaborative leadership approach and strong relationships within the sector. The grant will support core operations.|
|The Ākina Foundation||$85,000||The Ākina Foundation is acknowledged as the lead organisation in social enterprise in New Zealand. Social enterprise is a specific interest area in the community and voluntary sector. The grant will support core operations and work with growing social enterprise.|
|The Inspiring Communities Trust||$120,000||Inspiring Communities is regarded as the lead organisation in community led-development, a community and voluntary sector specific interest area. Nationally and internationally recognised, Inspiring Communities plays an enabling and hands on role in supporting community led-development across the country. The grant will support core operations.|
|The Volunteer Army Foundation||$50,000||The Volunteer Army Foundation provides leadership and capability building for volunteering in New Zealand. The grant will support the Foundation’s programme of working with schools to develop the volunteers of the future.|
|Volunteering New Zealand Incorporated||$65,000||Volunteering New Zealand plays a significant leadership and capability building role for volunteering in New Zealand. The grant will support core operations.|