Taranaki Regional Funders

Here you can find information and links to the main Taranaki funders.  This list is not exhaustive and we recommend you use the funding search tool givUS







Toi Foundation

TSB Community Trust had rebranded and is now Toi Foundation.

OUR PURPOSE  To support our communities to build a thriving, inclusive and equitable Taranaki.

Kia toka ia nei te ara whakakaha i te hapori, kia toitū te whenua, kia toitū te tangata, kia toitū te maunga.



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Community Organisations Grant Scheme - COGS

The Community Organisation Grants Scheme or COGS provides grants to non-profit organisations delivering community-based social services that contribute to achieving locally-determined outcomes.




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Lottery Grants Board

Te Puna Tahua - Lottery Grants Board - Distributes the profits made from New Zealand state lotteries, such as Lotto and Instant Kiwi, for the benefit of New Zealand communities.





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Taranaki Electricity Trust - TET

The Taranaki Electricity Trust (TET) is a charitable trust. TET was formed in 1993 when New Plymouth Energy merged with the Taranaki Electricity Power Board. It receives investment income which is distributed via grants to suitable applicants from the area previously supplied by the Taranaki Electric Power Board.




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Sport Taranaki

Sport Taranaki is the provider of two funding streams through Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa and Taranaki Elite Athletes Foundation.  They can also provide support in finding funding for your next sport or recreation projects.



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New Plymouth District Council Funding and Grants

The New Plymouth District Council Community Partnerships team manage a number of grants which community groups and individuals can apply for.  There has been an increase in community funding in response to COVID-19. Contact the Community Partnerships Team for more information 06 759 6060








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Stratford District Council Funding and Grants

The Stratford District Council offers various funding opportunities to members of the District as well as community groups. 




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South Taranaki District Council Funding and Grants

There are various funding opportunities available to community organisations provided and administered by South Taranaki District Council.



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Taranaki Foundation

Te Karaka Foundation has a new name and brand identify that emphasizes its mission to be a renowned foundation for giving that provides an inter-generational legacy for the Taranaki community.  Our new website is still under development but it will be ready soon.  Taranaki is a special place.

Around the maunga to the sea, an energy exists. It creates a drive and a passion to get things done, to make life better, and create a prosperous Taranaki for all.  Taranaki Foundation is born of this drive; a commitment to creating a better future for all through philanthropy and community giving.

We’re the Foundation for the people of Taranaki; established to guide and help causes and projects that improve the lives of the people of Taranaki. We connect donors and partners with these projects and causes they’re passionate about.



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Pokie Proceeds - Gaming Trusts

There are a range of gaming machine (pokie) societies that distribute grants to community groups across New Zealand. A percentage of the profit, which have been generated from people using the pokie machines, is given back to the communities in which they were generated.  Here you will find a list of those societies who give grants in Taranaki. 



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