The following is a list of some of the possible funding sources for Waikato Enviroschools. It is not exhaustive and funders do change their criteria and dates, so please check their websites carefully. If you know of possible funders that are not part of this list please get in touch and we can add a link.

Trust Waikato’s Grant Seekers Guide is an excellent ‘how to’ for applying for funding with solid advice that applies across the board. Download it here: Trust Waikato Grant Seekers Guide.

For further funding options try FUNDVIEW is an extensive database of funders with information about more than 1000 funding schemes for voluntary organisations. You need to register for this website, however you can access this website for free via your local library computer or library website.

Possible funding sources for Waikato Enviroschools:

Waikato Regional Council Enviroschools Grant fund Assists Enviroschools with environmental projects. The fund provides one-off grants to projects that directly enhance and/or benefit the environment or provide environmental education.

Bayer Primary School Science Fund Funding for primary schools for teaching both environmental science and ‘nature of science’ activities. A primary school can request a maximum sum of up to $2,000 to help fund activities. Administered by Royal Society of NZ.

Trust Waikato Focus on welfare, sport, recreation, youth, art, culture and the environment. Funding areas include: Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Waipa, Waikato, South Waikato, Waitomo, Otorohanga, Ruapehu and Hamilton City.

WWF Environmental Education Action Fund  Grants for schools and community groups who as part of their learning are taking action for the environment. Two funding rounds each year. 1st opens Feb 1. 2nd opens July 1. Check website for details.

WEL Energy Trust  Priorities are: 1) Energy Efficiency and Healthier Homes; 2) Business / Economic Impact and Workability; 3) Flourishing families and liveability; 4) Enhancing image and building community pride. Quick response grants for $5000 or less;

SKYCITY Community Trust Grants Committed to supporting families to thrive and communities to prosper. Contribute to the local community of Hamilton and the wider Waikato region.

Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust Projects which foster and enhance the sustainable management of ecological resources in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments. Applications close 31 January of each year. Applicants will be advised on the outcome of their application by 31 March.

Fonterra Grassroots Fund Priorities: Bringing Communities Together; Caring for our environment; Making our Communities Safer. Community projects with grants
of between $500 and $5,000.

D.V. Bryant Trust For groups operating in the Waikato region. Priority is given to grants for projects relating to the Trust’s current focus areas of children, youth and education. 6 grant rounds per year (please see website for dates).

Heartland Community Fund Targeted at community groups and organisations in the King Country region wiith projects and initiatives that create safer, healthier, sustainable and connected King Country communities. Funding rounds: March; July; November.

Harcourts Foundation Funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible. Funding rounds in 2016: 3 January 2016. 6 April 2016. 6 July 2016. 5 October 2016.

Mazda Foundation Priorities: Environment; Education and culture; Education and employment skills for children from deprived backgrounds; Arts. Funding rounds: 31 March, 30 June and 30 September.

BlueSky Community Trust Education scholarships (Primary/ Secondary level); Non-profit community cultural or arts festivals. The promotion of public amenities such as parks or museums. Grants to recognised charitable organisations. Public sports facilities. Close-off date for applications is the 10th day of each month.  Applications are normally considered on the last Sunday of each month.

Grassroots Trust Contributes funding across the sport, education and community sectors. Board members meet monthly to review grant applications.

Lion Foundation Funding allocated across the following areas : Sport 40%; Community, arts, cultural 30%; Health 15%;  Education 15%. The Lion Foundation receives applications year round. There are no close off dates.

Transpower Community Care Fund Funds projects in communities in close proximity to the grid and who are affected by Transpower assets (typically communities no greater than 5 km away from our lines); one-off projects between $5,000-$50,000; lasting projects that benefit the wider community; projects that have a high level of community involvement and participation. The closing dates for applications are 31 January and 31 July.