What we Fund
Trust giving principles
- Funded projects should achieve clear outcomes that can be clearly measured through a planned evaluation.
- The Trust gives preference to projects that build a community’s capacity to lead change.
- Grants must be acceptable to the community, support community outcomes that are not readily achievable without the Trust’s funding, add value to the community and demonstrate long-lasting value to the community.
- Preference is given for projects that are collaborative and avoid duplication of services.
Trust funding priorities
Organisations can apply for our annual Community Grants or our monthly Micro-funding grants for projects/programmes that fit the Trust’s funding priorities:
- Supporting learning opportunities for children and young people, such as through play and reading, or sports.
- Engaging whanau and encouraging families to spend more time together. • Bringing communities together.
- Improving the health and wellbeing of the community.
- Providing or increasing access to services for those who most benefit from those services but are unable to access them.
- Recognising, celebrating and supporting Tangata Whenua.
- Supporting inclusiveness and promote diversity. • Promoting a wider understanding of and respect for different cultures in the community.
The Trust encourages organisations offering the following to apply:
- Arts & Culture
Priority will be given to projects or programmes that support learning opportunities for children and young people, improve the health & well-being of the community, support inclusiveness, promote diversity and bring communities together.
Community funding programmes
The Trust has two community funding programmes:
Annual contestable grantmaking programme which supports organisations who are delivering outstanding service to the Airport’s community.
Micro-funding. This grantmaking programme is designed to be responsive. Enabling a flexible approach to the changing conditions and needs of the community. The aim is to get small grants to organisations quickly and easily to meet their immediate and small-scale needs.