Aroha grant

About the Aroha grant

General Assembly 2014 established the Mission Enterprise Fund. By a decision at this Assembly, a portion of monies contributed to this Fund are allocated to support ministry among vulnerable and socially disadvantaged communities.

Grants made from this section of the Mission Enterprise Fund are referred to as Aroha grants. The Mission Enterprise Fund, including Aroha grants, is overseen and administered by the PressGo Board.

Eligible projects

Aroha grants are for programmes, services and ministries which benefit identified vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people, families and groups.


General community development programmes which are not specifically targeted to the groups identified above.

Who can apply?

All Presbyterian and Uniting congregations in Aotearoa New Zealand are entitled to make applications for Aroha grants.

Application process

Applications for funding generally close a month before each PressGo Board meeting. Read the applying PressGo for a grant for 2020 application deadlines and useful information to assist with your grant application.

Download the application form:

Please note that applications for Aroha grants require comment from both Te Aka Puaho and your local Presbyterian Support office. See the application form for further details. Assistance or advice about any aspect of applying for an Aroha grant, can be obtained from PressGo Catalyst, Lisa Wells.