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TSB Community Trust - Programme and Event Grants

Always open for applications?


Eligible districts

Taranaki region - Southern boundary is the Manawapou River, the Northern Boundary is Mokau and the eastern boundary is slightly east of Tahora.


Applicants must have charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational, and other purposes being beneficial to the community principally in the TSB Community Trust’s “Specified Area”.

The Trust may consider applications from eligible organisations which demonstrate that they contribute towards positive outcomes in the following Areas:
• Learning
• Recreation and Sport
• Health and Rescue Services
• Community Wellbeing
• Arts, Culture and Heritage
• Environment

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply


The TSB Community Trust was established as a charitable trust in 1988.  Each year the Trust receives a dividend from its assets, including the TSB Bank Ltd, that it can apply towards supporting towards charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational and other purposes beneficial to the community within the Trust's specified area. The Trust offers a range of grants to eligible community organisations and individuals.


To be a champion of positive opportunities and an agent of beneficial change for Taranaki and its people now and in the future.
Kia tū hei kaihāpai ki te whakatairanga i ngā kōwhiringa, ā, hei kaiwhakawhanake i ngā iwi o Taranaki ki ānamata.
With a focus on Child and Youth Wellbeing.

Projects funded

A Programme and Event Grant provides support towards the costs of running a programme or event for organisations that have core objectives and activities that align with the Trust's Community Funding Policy.

A Programme and Event is a specific activity or project which an organisation runs for a specific period of time, which has clearly identified purposes and outcomes. For example; a community or regional event being hosted in Taranaki or community programmes, such as: volunteer and social services programmes, or innovative (pilot) learning programmes.

Excluded projects

Fundraising events.

Activities funded

Funding will generally only be granted to organisations towards the provision of activities and programmes.

Funds available

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Upper limit per grant application


Grants made last year

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Funds available last year

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How to apply

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• Register online on the Trust’s website (if you have not done so previously) and await password confirmation from the Trust –this may take up to 10working days.
• Once registered complete the application form for the type of grant you want to apply for and submit it through the online grants portal. Be sure to include all of the required documentation or your application may be returned

These new 2019 Community Funding Guidelines take effect from 1 April 2019.

Programme and Event Grant will not be granted in the same year as an Operational Grant but can be granted in the same year as a Capital Grant.

Decision makers

Trustees of the TSB Community Trust.

Decision time

When assessing a grant the Trust considers things like population served, membership, roll numbers, ability to access and raise other funds, community access and community contribution, and socio-economic factors.

For larger projects the Trust may ask your organisation to identify outcomes ywhich can be measured and monitored. In such cases outcomes will be agreed with your organisation prior to the grant being made - so you will need to be able to clearly state why the activity is needed, what will be achieved and how you intend to track the difference it is making in the community. For large and significant activities, support may be provided to assist

How notified

Applicants will receive confirmation of the decision via email or letter – this may take 8-12 weeks.
The grant notification letter will be sent outlining any requirements of the grant which may include conditions or restrictions on the use of the funds

How paid

Direct credit.

Conditions of acceptance

Depending on the activity funded and level of funding an Outcome or Accountability report may be required as part of the grant conditions. Refer to your grant letter for details.

Other information

All projects must comply with relevant central, regional and local government legislation, regulations and by-laws, and have any required consents.


Danae Etches
TSB Community Trust
PO Box 667
New Plymouth 4340
Phone: Phone (06) 769 9471