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







TSB Community Trust Grants

TSB Community Trust is committed to helping our communities achieve their goals. They do this by investing in people and communities, and by facilitating opportunities for positive change. 




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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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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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Sport Taranaki

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



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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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Te Karaka Foundation

Te Karaka Foundation is the charitable foundation established for Taranaki, our people and the causes that are important to us.   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.



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Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri has a range of responsibilities that are very broad from te reo Māori and culture through many social and economic issues, to the environment and natural resources.  Their funding opportunities are updated regularly  - for more information contact your local office 



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Parininihi Ki Waitotara Community Grants

Supporting Taranaki Maori groups with projects that align to the Trusts priorities



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