Community Trust of Southland is your community owned grant making organisation.

From Stewart Island to Glenorchy, Te Anau to Tapanui and all the places in between, we provide a helping hand to hundreds of groups - both large and small - by providing funding for facilities, services, events, community projects and programmes. We also help people to achieve their personal goals through scholarships.

Since 1988 we have been supporting your region with grants and scholarships across a range of sectors including;

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

We are proud to be associated with so many people and organisations working to make the south a better place.

About Our Online Application & Reporting System 

Applying for our funding and completing accountability is:

  • Very accessible - you can access the system at any time to make applications, to report on a grant or scholarship or to view your application (or accountability) submitted online. 
  • Quick, easy & more efficient - you can save progress on an application and return to complete it at a later time or date. You can also cut and paste information from a previous application made online or from your own documents, and you can electronically upload supporting documents. 
  • Environmentally friendly - our move to online means less paper for everyone which is good for our environment.

If you have any questions about applying online please refer to our Applying Online Frequently Asked Questions or email your query to info@ctos.org.nz





CTOS in the Queenstown - 16th February

Dianne our Grants Manager will be in Queenstown on Tuesday 16 February 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

School Leaver Scholarships

School Leaver Scholarships

If you (or someone you know) achieved NCEA Level 3 with an overall excellence endorsement, for the 2015 academic year, then our School Leaver Scholarship could be for you. Applications close 31 March 2016.... more »

Upcoming Child Protection Studies Programme (Feb)

Upcoming Child Protection Studies Programme (Feb)

This Child Protection Studies Programme is the only specialised, NZQA accredited (level 3) child protection training on offer in NZ. The training is over 5 days (9am-4pm) 22nd to 26th February 2016. CTOS provides a subsidised course cost of $450pp +gst (normally $650pp) for first 15 people enrolled from CTOS area.... more »