External funding

In addition to church-related funding sources, there are also a variety of external sources of funds available.

Tindall Foundation grants

Presbyterian Support New Zealand is a faith fund manager for The Tindall Foundation, and applications from Presbyterian and uniting congregations are typically invited once per annum, in May/June of each year.

Presbyterian Support makes grants available under the Supporting Families and Communities criteria. Donations of up to $15,000 per project can be made. More information about the criteria and application process can be found here

International partners

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