Sustainable funding can be a challenge for community organisations at times. Whether you require a lot, or a little, use the following information, tools and resources to aid you in your work.  

Consider there are a number of potential funding streams. Grants, membership, sponsorship, donations, fundraising activities, contracts and business enterprise.

Tahua Whakakotahi i Te Hapori – Neighbourhood Match Fund

TAHUA WHAKAKOTAHI I TE HAPORI – NEIGHBOURHOOD MATCH FUND  is a fund set up by the TSB Community Trust in partnership with the three Taranaki District Councils to help bring people together in their own neighbourhood. The fund provides a one off grant to groups of residents to deliver their own projects or events to improve their neighbourhood, leading to greater ownership of their surroundings and improved interactions and relationships between neighbours.   Match funding means the fund provides funding support to match the effort put in by the neighbourhood i.e. split 50/50, the fund will cover up to 50% of the total costs with the neighbourhood covering the remaining 50%. The neighbourhood’s input may include voluntary time, resources or materials and may also include other funding raised for the project or event by members of the specific neighbourhood.

givUS - Generosity New Zealand

givUS is New Zealand's primary source of information about funding for community organisations and contains over 1200 resource schemes for communities, volunteer organisations and clubs. It includes funding from the government, local authorities, statutory and philanthropic trust, gaming trusts and some service organisations.  Access givUS (formerly Fundview) to find relevant fund sources and learn how to apply for them.  A new platform has been introduced (March 2018).  The first time you use this new format you will need to create a login - Make sure you tick the box "remember me" then everytime you login to giveUS through this Website your password will be stored. Keep an eye out for the new features coming soon.

Free access to givME is also available here and through any Library in Taranaki.  Both of these resources are brought to you by:

Give a Little

Give a little is the free, safe and easy way to receive online donations for charities of all types and sizes. Whether you represent an organisation or business, or just have a great idea for helping someone out, there’s a Give a little page to suit you.

My Honesty Box

My Honesty Box is making it easy to buy and sell locally produced goods and services within your community. They believe it is fundamentally better for you, for your community, and for our planet, to foster commerce at a community level. They have built a simple payment service for everyone to use. UH HO! Your customer doesn't have change!?  No worries!  They can just use the mobile app to scan the QR code, pick your items, and pay — simple. My Honesty Box is free to use (however the payment providers each charge a small fee per transaction) and simple to set up. The sausage sizzle fund raiser just got more interesting! Download My Honesty Box on Apple App Store or Android Google Play 


Boosted is a crowd source platform that brings artists and audiences closer together. Once an artist has an idea that needs money to bring it to life, they list it on Boosted with a clear financial target. If someone likes they look of the project, they can boost it and donate as little or as much as they like.

Sport Funder

Sport funder is the place to seek funding for all your sport related funding needs. Whether you are an established athlete, an aspiring sportsperson, a club, team, school, sporting event, or perhaps you have a sports book, documentary or innovative new product to develop or launch then Sportfunder is here to help you reach your goals.

Pledge Me

Project Crowdfunding with PledgeMe helps kiwis fund projects, through crowdfunding campaigns. Project campaigns enable anyone to turn an idea into reality by: posting a project campaign, offering rewards and asking their crowd for support.

Te Karaka Foundation - Giving for Taranaki

Te Karaka Foundation is the charitable foundation established for Taranaki, our people and the causes that are important to us.   Future-Proof  Your Charitable Trust. As part of its commitment to encouraging philanthropy and administering endowments in Taranaki, Te Karaka Foundation provides professional fund management and specialist grant-making expertise for charitable trusts and community groups.