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Dos and don'ts of applying for a donation


  • Read the application form carefully to ensure that the project or programme being applied for is within the scope of the Foundation.
  • Use plain concise language. It tells us that you have a good understanding of your project or programme.
  • Ensure that you have thought through your project or programme carefully and that it is part of a longer term strategy.
  • Send the supporting information such as your Annual Financial Statements and a Strategic or Business Plan if the application is for more than $10,000.
  • Contact the Foundation if you are unsure about any aspect of your application or the application process.
  • Our telephone number is 06 349 0015.



  • DON'T Write “See attached” on the form. A clear and concise answer is required in the space given.
  • DON’T Send information that is not required.
  • DON’T Inflate your budget, chances are we have seen a similar project before and you risk losing credibility.
  • DON’T Send letters of support unless they are directly relevant and add to the information being given.