Application Timeframes and Funding Decisions

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  • Applications Deadlines and Funding Decisions

    Small Grants Programme (requests for $20,000 or less)

    You can apply at any time. However, you can only receive one grant in any Rātā Foundation financial year (1 April to 31 March). Once your application has been submitted and assessed, generally the time-frame* for a funding decision will be ten weeks once we have all the completed information. Payment will be made after you have agreed to the terms and conditions of the grant.

    Large Grants Programme (requests for over $20,000)

    You can apply at any time. However, you can only receive one grant in any Rātā Foundation financial year (1 April to 31 March).

    Once your application has been submitted and assessed, generally the time-frame for a funding decision will be up to four months once we have all the completed information.

    Payment will be made after you have agreed to the terms and conditions of the grant.

    Building Projects Programme

    1. Applications where the request is over $100,000
      To discuss this option please contact one of our Community Engagement Advisors on 0508 266 878.
    2. Applications where the request is $100,000 or less
      Organisations should apply under either the small or large grants programmes.

    Payment will be made after you have agreed to the terms and conditions of grant. Installments will be paid in line with your project time-frame*.

    Community Loans

    Applications can be submitted at any time of the year. Trustees will consider recommendations at their regular board meetings.

    Funding Decisions

    Decisions on whether or not to support applications across our four funding programmes are made by our Board of Trustees. We will send you a letter to tell you whether your application has been successful or whether it has been declined. The decision period is the same for our four funding regions of Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and the Chatham Islands.

     

    *Timeframes specified may vary slightly due to public holidays.