In addition to church-related funding sources, there are also a variety of external sources of funds available.
Tindall Foundation grants
Presbyterian Support is a Tindall Foundation Faith Donation Manager which means that they distribute donations on behalf of the Foundation to projects and initiatives that support family/whānau focus area. Donations can be from $500 to $15,000. Applications are invited from Presbyterian churches and support organisations for initiatives focused on achieving positive outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi and families and whānau in their communities. More information about the criteria and application process can be found here
The Presbyterian Church is a member of various ecumencial organisations (Council for World Mission, for example). From time-to-time training opportunities or funding may be avaialable from these partners for initiatives that meet relevant criteria. More information can be obtained from the Assembly Executive Secretary, Wayne Matheson, or in the case of training opportunities, contact the Church's global mission officer, Rev Phil King.
Other external funding sources
- Local councils often have funds available for community projects. Check with your local council to see what is available in your area.
- Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) administered by the Department of Internal Affairs. More information about what types of initiatives they support and how to apply can be found here
Special rules apply for Presbyterian congregations seeking to apply for grants from organisations that derive their revenue from gambling like Lotteries grants. Please check these rules before making an application to such organisations. Learn more about applying for a Lottery grant