The Department of Internal Affairs administers COGS and supports its elected voluntary governing body, the National COGS Committee.
Who decides who gets a COGS grant?
Grant decisions are based on the funds available and how each request is likely to contibute to achieving benefits and outcomes for local communities, hapū and iwi.
COGS decision-making for grants is devolved to local people elected to local COGS committees by their community. Requests for grants are assessed and decided by elected volunteers on each of 37 local COGS committees.
The 2022 nominations are currently open, until 31 August 2022.
For more information about the COGS committee nomination and election process:
Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) Local Distribution Committee 2022 nominations and elections