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2024 Grant Round FAQ's

For our 2024 Granting round, we have set up this page to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question in the below OR in the Application Guidance Notes, please email us: info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz


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We are delighted to announce that applications for our 2024 Grants Rounds will open 9am, August 14th 2023.

July 22nd: Applications Open – 9am

August 9th: Applications Close – 5pm

Early September: Applicants notified of decisions and grant agreements sent

Mid-September: Grant payments disbursed (contingent on signing of grant agreement)

To ensure we can process applications as efficiently as possible, we are only able to accept grant application forms within the official grants round period.

Auckland Foundation accepts one grant application per organisation per funding round.

Yes, there is a “Save Progress” button so you can come back to your application form rather than completing it in one go.

Although most information can be found in our Guidance Notes or FAQ’s, if you do have a question that’s not covered here, you are most welcome to get in touch with us at info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz.

If you find you have not used all the funds you received, we are happy to work with you to either transfer the remaining amount to another project/programme you are running, or alternatively you can return the grant to us. If you find you have surplus funds left, please get in touch with us at info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz.

The specific details on your grant will be outlined in your grant agreement. Generally, grants are for a period of 12 months. We understand that things change and not all projects may be completed in this time. Please let us know if there have been any changes to your project timeline at info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz.

Our grants will not attract GST by your organisation. If your organisation is GST registered, the grant will not cover the GST component of any purchase of goods or services. Please make sure you remove any GST (where applicable) when making your grant request, including from any budget you attach to your application. You will also need to make sure that your financial accountability is exclusive of GST.

To apply for a grant, please fill out and submit our online grants application form.When applying, we will need to know a few details about your organisation and what you are requesting funding for. Details we will ask for include:

- Charities Services or Incorporated Society Number (if applicable),
- Verified bank account details (e.g. bank deposit slip or screenshot of your account details),
- Annual accounts
- Programme/project details
- The need for your programme/project
- Expected outcomes of programme/project


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You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. If you have not received this within 48 hours please let us know. It is your responsibility to ensure we have received your application.

Once we have received all applications for the grants rounds, we carefully conduct due diligence and ensure that each application is thoroughly reviewed. We have dedicated locally led panels for each grant, and these panels evaluate the applications based on the eligibility, fit with the criteria and programme/project outcomes. After the review process, the recommendations are approved off by Auckland Foundation's Trustees.

We understand that things can change, and are happy to work with you to either transfer the grant to another project/programme you are running, or alternatively you can return the grant to us. If your circumstances have changed, please touch base with us at info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz