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Waikato WDFF Karamu Trust

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Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Waikato Regional Council boundary area.


Most have charitable status and be not-for-profit organisation.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply


Established in 1994 and registered as a Charitable Trust.


To expend monies where needed for health, education and welfare of poor and needy, and to provide support, monies, assistance, services and facilities to persons in need due to age, infirmity, disablement, poverty or socio-economic purposes. Will fund groups or individuals. Most costs/expenses eligible, including care, training/education.

Projects funded

• children
• community
• elderly
• family
• health
• Māori
• Pacific Island
• people with disabilities
• rehabilitation
• sport and recreation
• women
• youth

Excluded projects

Sport, Travel, Conferences.

Activities funded

Most costs/expenses eligible, including care, training/education.

Excluded activities

Capital items, travel, some equipment, buildings.

Funds available


Upper limit per grant application


Grants made last year


Funds available last year


How to apply

Applications open May 1st.

How to Apply:
By application form from the contact address advertised.

Information required with your application

Name of applicant group, contact person, address, tel.number, outline of project.

Decision makers

Three community members and five Waikato Rural Women New Zealand members.

Decision time

Decision made by end of October.

How notified

• a letter sent with payment of the grant/donation
• a letter sent to say application was unsuccessful

How paid

Entire payment made after grant approved.

Conditions of acceptance

Financial reports, reference lottery budget, quotes, bank statements.


Margaret Brewerton
Waikato WDFF Karamu Trust
61 Fletcher Road
Phone: (07) 846 1404