Grants available through PressGo

PressGo administers three funds on behalf of the General Assembly. Deadlines for applications are as follows:
 

  Funding Source Closing Dates Considered at Board meeting in
Small grants Presbyterian Foundation

1 May 2021
1 August 2021
1 November 2021

June 202
September 2021
December 2021

Mission Enterprise Fund Grants Mission Enterprise Fund
Aroha Grants 20% designated portion of Mission Enterprise Fund

Presbyterian Foundation 

Established by the 1996 General Assembly, the Presbyterian Foundation is a trust fund, to which bequests and donations may be added, and from which interest is distributed for purposes as defined by the 1998 General Assembly.

In 2016 by a decision of General Assembly, oversight of the Presbyterian Foundation funds moved to PressGo. 

Parishes and presbyteries may apply for grants up to $10,000 for projects focussed on innovative people-to-people mission opportunities conceived at a local and regional level. 

Apply for Presbyterian Foundation funding

Contact PressGo for an application pack and closing dates.  Please read the pack carefully before you complete your application and make sure all material requested is included. Applications are discussed at PressGo’s regular Board meetings and the outcome of applications is advised as soon as possible after each meeting. 

Make an enquiry or request an application pack 

Mission Enterprise Fund

The 2014 General Assembly decided that 10 percent of the net sale of property proceeds, where exclusions do not apply, are released to the Mission Enterprise Fund (MEF) for the purpose of funding mission initiatives. Parishes may also opt to add a small percentage of the interest on their funds held in the Presbyterian Investment Fund into this fund if they wish.

The Mission Enterprise Fund is overseen and administered by the PressGo board. 

From 1 November 2020, presbyteries may apply to PressGo for a top-up grant from the MEF for parish initiatives that have already received a Presbytery Mission Fund grant. As of this date, the Mission Enterprise Fund no longer accepts applications directly from parishes – all funding applications must come via, and in consultation with, the relevant presbytery.  

Presbyteries that do not have a Mission Fund established may also make an application on behalf of the parish. 

Apply for Mission Enterprise Fund funding

To find out more about this Fund and the application process (which varies across presbyteries), please contact the PressGo Catalyst

Aroha grant 

The Mission Enterprise Fund (MEF) includes 20% that is reserved for Aroha projects which support ministry and mission among vulnerable and socially disadvantaged communities. 

Applications for a grant from the Aroha portion of the MEF need to be endorsed by Te Aka Puaho, your local Presbyterian Support organisation and, in some cases, your presbytery. 

Please make contact with PressGo at an early stage to discuss your initiative or project and make sure it fits the criteria for Aroha funding. It may be better to apply to one of the other two funds PressGo administers.

Apply for Aroha Grant funding

Contact PressGo for an application pack and closing dates.  Please read the pack carefully before you complete your application and make sure all material requested is included. Applications are discussed at PressGo’s regular Board meetings and the outcome of applications is advised as soon as possible after each meeting. 

Make an enquiry or request an application pack