For single and multi-year donations you can apply in any one of the three rounds closing in February, June and September. Whilst paper application forms are still accepted for single year applications only, online applications are preferred.
For Significant Capital Projects funding you’ll need to apply in Round 2 (June), and applications must be completed online.
Single-year donation applications suit groups that want funding for lots of different projects, activities and services throughout the year.
So, for example, you might need funding for a new programme or service you plan to launch, as well as ongoing salaries, and volunteer and operational costs. You can make a single-year donation application to cover all of these expenses.
Most of our funding is single-year donations. Once we’ve received your application, we’ll look at what you’re asking for and decide how much funding we’ll provide.
Trust Waikato will invite applications for multi-year donation commitments (two to three years) in any of the three general donation rounds. Invited organisations must meet additional criteria outlined in our Grants Policy.
If you’ve already had a multi-year donation approved, you’ll need to complete a Multi-Year Donation Report online, and account at the end of each funding year.
Significant Capital Project's Fund Applications
If you want to apply for funding for a capital project that has total costs of $1million or more then you need to apply to our Significant Capital Projects Fund.
The fund is a dedicated part of our donations budget that we out aside each year for significant capital projects. Capital projects can include things like new buildings, alterations or renovations, or equipment.
We base our decisions about how much to donate towards significant capital projects on the total funding needed and the community benefit the project will deliver. We only provide a donation towards the total cost: we do not fund entire capital projects.
To apply for Significant Capital Projects funding you must apply in the Round 2 donations round. You’ll also have to provide an up-to-date feasibility study.
You can find out more about whether a Significant Capital Projects Fund donation application is the right one for you in our Grants Policy. We also strongly recommend that you talk to one of our Donations Advisors before you apply.
Significant Capital Projects Fund donation applications must be made online.
For smaller capital projects (where the total costs are less than $1 million), you should make a single-year donation application to any of our three general donation rounds.