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 »

Keeping Our Kids Safe in Sport

CTOS invites you to a free forum on Monday 3rd November 2014 (1pm - 2.30pm at CTOS) to learn about what we can all be doing to ensure this. You will hear from Child Matters and our own Sport Southland about what some of the issues are and what we as a community might do to prevent them. Please RSVP to info@ctos.org.nz