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This Fund provides government grants to not-for-profit organisations with a national focus, whose primary role is to provide leadership and build capability:

  • across the whole community and voluntary sector, or
  • within a specific interest area of the community and voluntary sector.

Ngā Hua / Outcomes

Grants are made to organisations whose requests show how they will achieve and measure these outcomes:

  • 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.

Ngā kaupapa ka tautokona ā-pūtea / What we fund

The Fund will invest in requests that:

  • contribute to achieving this Fund’s aims and outcomes, and
  • align with the priorities of:
  • supporting collaboration and connection across the sector
  • social enterprise
  • volunteering
  • community-led development.

Requests for initiatives that expand services or contribute to the community and voluntary sector will be considered.

Eligible organisations may be able to apply for multi-year funding

To be eligible for multi-year funding, community organisations need to meet general Community Leadership Fund (CLF) criteria plus specific multi-year funding criteria. An organisation must:

  • have been established for at least two years
  • demonstrate a good grant management history (with the Department and/or other funders)
  • have evidence of good governance and management systems
  • have experience in, or can demonstrate experience in running a similar service/activity or project for which funding is requested
  • be a legal entity if the application is in excess of $10k for any one year.

If you wish to speak to an advisor, please call us on 0800 824 824.

Ngā kaupapa kāore e tautokona ā-pūtea / What we don't fund

Grants may not be used for:

  • repaying or servicing debt
  • generating profits
  • projects or activities to promote commercial, political or religious activities, including political advocacy, employment and/or business initiatives, commercial enterprises or initiatives which look 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 the risk reduced when the request was made.

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