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Maniototo Community Funding

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Central Otago.


• Must be for a charitable purpose
• Should be legally incorporated or a Charitable Trust
• Should be able to produce accounts/audited accounts
Last two criteria desirable but not essential. Applicants must be from old Maniototo County

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply


Trust settled by Maniototo County Council in April 1974 for the benefit of residents of former Maniototo County.


To provide financial assistance to the residents of the former Maniototo County as provided in the Trust Deed.

Projects funded

Arts and culture, children, community, conservation, education, elderly, people with disabilities, religious, sport and recreation, youth.

Activities funded

Most costs/expenses eligible - see exclusions for more information.

Excluded activities

• Insurance
• Salaries/volunteers' expenses/stipend
• Setting up groups
• Transport
• Venue hire

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application

Up to $2,000

Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

Applications closed on Wednesday 1 paril 2020.
Download the Application form and return it completed to:
Property and Facilities Officer Maniototo
Ranfurly Service Centre
15 Pery St

Information required with your application

• detailed proposal, budget and time frame for project
• how much funding wanted, how much in hand, how shortfall met
• audited accounts
• background information on the applicant or group
• evidence of community support for the project

Decision makers


Decision time

Within two months.

Trustees work in partnership to call for applications and hold a joint funding distribution meeting twice a year in June and December.

How notified

• letter to contact person when funding approved/declined
• letter sent with payment of the grant/donation

How paid

Varies according to the grant or donation.

Conditions of acceptance

No reporting back required.

Other information

The Maniototo Trust Fund helps organisations only and grants must be for a capital purpose. The Community Trust of Maniototo assists individuals and groups and will give grants for events, administration and other day-to-day activities.


Janice Remnant​
Property and Facilities Officer​
Community Trust of Maniototo
c/o 4 Caulfield St
Ranfurly 9332
Phone: (03) 262 8502 Fax: (03) 262 8502