The funding search engine found on the Ministry of Culture and Heritage’s website is excellent as is the http://generosity.org.nz/giv-us website. While that website is subscription-based (you have to pay for it), it does provide the ability to locate possible sources of funding for a broad range of initiatives. Some funders will fund or partially fund operational costs, which will be important for the non-profit-making initiatives that require ongoing funding to continue operating. Most Councils subscribe to give us on behalf of ratepayers, so access is free and normally available at your nearest public library. Our funding booklet resource identifies a range of potential funders for Māori led and whānau-driven initiatives across Te Waipounamu. In addition, it suggests the most efficient way to access those funds to help organisations obtain sustainable funding.
Examples of other funding sources include:
In addition to these organisations above, there are a vast array of other smaller funders. Pages 25-27 of our funding resource identifies those smaller funders and provide brief summaries of those funders and what they may fund. Please note, one universal restriction on what is not funded by any of the potential funders is retrospective spending. If an initiative has already spent money, recovering that spend cannot form part of any grant application. For each potentially significant source of alternative our resource identifies: