Helping New Zealand build strong communities


Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) Te Tahua Mā Ngā Whakahaere i Ngā Hapori

Children working in a group activity with an adult supervisor.

COGS provides grants to non-profit community organisations delivering community-based social services. COGS grants support organisation running costs, projects and events.

There are 37 local COGS committees, making grant decisions based on locally determined outcomes. The people serving on COGS committees are elected volunteers.

In 2017, the election of local people to their COGS committees will be conducted online. Find out more by reading How does COGS work?