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:




Major Grant Expressions of Interest Close 1 Oct

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for Major Grants (Over $50,000). The application process has two stages which initially requires completion of an Expression of Interest form by 1 October 2014. For those organisations whose Expressions of Interest are successful in being approved to proceed to the next phase of our process, full Grant Applications will be required to be submitted no later than 12th December 2014. Decisions for Major Grants will be announced by the Trust in April 2015.... more »

CTOS welcomes new Trustee

The Community Trust of Southland would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest trustee Ross Jackson of Invercargill. ... more »

New Financial Statement Requirements

We have changed the requirements regarding financial statement information to be supplied as part of a grant application.... more »