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Supporting a 'Thriving Southland'

We are 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.

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

CTOS Strategic Plan 2016-18

Our Strategic Plan 2016-18 sets out our direction over the next three years and forms the basis on which Trustees will make their granting decisions. 

Need help with applying online

If you have any questions about applying online please either refer to our Applying Online Frequently Asked Questions or email your query to info@ctos.org.nz or phone us on 0800 500 185.





CTOS supports Koha Kai in funding partnership

Koha Kai Charitable Trust has been granted significant funding of $300,000 from our Innovation Fund.... more »

Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund

We’ve committed $1million over 3 years to our new Innovation Fund. The fund aims to encourage transformative change and greater social impact for people and communities in our region. To help achieve this we are wanting to invest in non-profits with innovative out of the box projects, fresh approaches, creative ideas and new solutions, and that have a vision of doing things differently. ... more »