Always open for applications?
Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Waipa, Waikato, South Waikato, Waitomo, Otorohanga, Ruapehu and Hamilton City.
The Trust acknowledges that this area includes much of the lands of Tainui waka, and thus the people of Waikato, Raukawa, Hauraki and Maniapoto.
Most groups we fund have a legal status such as charitable trust or incorporated society. However, we fund small amounts for groups who don't have a legal status.
Available to groups or individuals?
Groups may apply
Trust Waikato was established by government statute in 1988 to hold the shares of Trust Bank Waikato.
Trust Waikato's funding supports organisations and projects that focus on welfare, sport, recreation, youth, art, culture and the environment.
We support projects, programmes and organisations which contribute to the well-being of communities. We fund groups whose work may involve:
• environmental initiatives
• preservation of our history
• recreational activities
• social Services
• commercial organisations
• loan repayments or other debt instrument repayments
• religious ministry
• completed projects
• prizes and trophies
• sports uniforms
Most costs/expenses eligible-see exclusions for more information
• travel overseas or outside of the region
• conference attendance and accomadation
Upper limit per grant application
No set upper limit
Grants made last year
Funds available last year
How to apply
First Time applicants
First time applicants need to complete this eligibility quiz here, then apply for a new login and password on the Grantee Portal here.
Use your existing login and password to apply for funding in the Grantee Portal here.
All applications must be submitted online by 4.30pm on the closing date of the grants round.
Information required with your application
• a detailed proposal, budget and timeframe for project
• how much funding wanted, how much in hand, how shortfall met
With your online grant application you’ll need to provide copies of your group’s:
• Annual accounts
• Chairperson's report
• Bank statements
• Bank deposit slip
• Feasibility study, quote or business plan (if applicable).
Donations made in early May, September and December.
A letter to contact person when funding approved/declined.
By direct credit to group's bank account.
Conditions of acceptance
See other information page for details.
Reporting requirements dependent on the situation.
If you have any questions please email us at
email@example.com or call 07 838 2660 or 0800 436 628.
PO Box 391
Phone: 0800 436 628 or 07 838 2660 Fax: 07 838 2661