The Community Trust of Southland is your community owned grant-making organisation. We support charitable or non-profit groups and organisations, throughout our area, by giving grants for projects or initiatives which benefit the community.

We make grants across a range of sectors:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Community Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Social Services
  • Sport and Recreation

We work closely with community groups and organisations to understand your needs and aspirations, and to help enusre you are able to put the best possible case for funding.

We also support and encourage people to achieve their goals through scholarships:




CTOS in the Gore area - 4th November

Dianne our Grants Manager will be in the Gore area on Tuesday 4 November to meet with groups who are raising funds for a community project. If you would like to meet with Dianne to talk about your project or applying to CTOS for funding call 0800 500 185 or email dianne@ctos.org.nz

Trustee Appointments - Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest Close 5pm Friday 14th November 2014. ... more »

Leadership Scholarships

Leadership Scholarships

Do you have some leadership experience and want to develop your leadership skills for the benefit of the community? If you are working for or significantly involved in a community organisation then our Leadership Scholarship could be for you. You can apply anytime throughout the year. ... more »

$50,000 & Under Grant Applications

These are accepted anytime throughout the year. For amounts $5,000 & under please allow up to 6 weeks for a decision to be made and for applications $50,000 & under you will need to allow up to 3 months for a decision.

Art Scholarships

Art Scholarships

If you’re extremely talented in the arts, whether it be visual, performing or literary arts a Community Trust of Southland scholarship could be for you. We accept applications anytime throughout the year. ... more »