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Trust Waikato funds groups and projects that increase community vibrancy, resilience and participation.

Relevant policies for community groups applying for grants.

The Trust Waikato Strategic Priorities are aimed at achieving transformational change for people, families, communities and places where the need is greatest.

2022 Funding Round Closing Dates

Trust Waikato has three funding rounds each year where we consider applications.

 

In general, groups only receive one grant each calendar year.

Round 1 - 4.30pm on Friday, 11 February

  • Community Response Round - Payments are generally made to successful organisations 12 weeks after closing

Round 2 - 4.30pm on Friday, 10 June

  • Community Response - Payments are generally made to successful organisations 12 weeks after closing

  • Significant Capital Projects Fund - Grants towards capital projects with total costs of $1m or more

Round 3 - 4.30pm on Friday, 9 September

  • Community Response Round - Payments are generally made to successful organisations 12 weeks after closing

The Trust Waikato Region

The Trust Waikato funding area incorporates the Thames–Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata–Piako, Waipa, Waikato, South Waikato, Waitomo, Otorohanga and Ruapehu districts, and Hamilton city based on the boundaries set through legislation in 1964.

It includes much of the lands of the Tainui waka, and the people of Waikato, Raukawa, Hauraki and Maniapoto iwi.

Click here to view a detailed version the area we cover.

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Waipa
District

Matamata
Piako
District

Hauraki 
District

Waikato
District

Hamilton
City

Waitomo
District

Thames
Coromandel
District

Ruapehu
District

Taupō District

South Waikato District

Otorohanga District

Accountability Requirements

An online accountability report will be required either when the group makes a subsequent application or within 12 months of receiving the grant, whichever comes first.

 

The level of accountability detail varies with the size and type of grant. These are outlined in section 13 of the Grants Policy available here