Who can apply?

The Trust Deed approves the activities of the Trust in furtherance of Charitable Purposes.  In line with this purpose our eligibility criteria for funding is as follows:

  • Applications/proposals for seed funding from entities will need to provide a letter of support from an organisation that is registered with Charities Services and is aware of the project that the applicant is seeking funding for. There will be no requirement for entities to have legal status. 
  • All other proposals will need to be able to demonstrate charitable purposes. This can be an organisation registered with Charities Services, or as an Incorporated Society, Marae, or registered under relevant legislation or a Company with charitable status.

The areas our funding will benefit

SkyCity Hamilton Community Trust funding will benefit charitable organisations that will benefit the people of the Waikato Tainui area (excluding Auckland).  Support is not given to activities occurring internationally or outside of this area.  

In such cases where projects are delivered nationally, the Trust may consider partial funding requests for aspects of the project delivered within the greater SkyCity Hamilton area. You will need to demonstrate the percentage of the programme being delivered to the area that SkyCity Hamilton covers.

How will we assess?

We will be looking for organisations:

  • that demonstrate they are a well-functioning organisation meeting all administration and management requirements
  • where aspects of their work align with ours and their priorities can be evidenced appropriately
  • requesting funding for aspects of their work that contribute to the outcomes they want to impact and that these positive changes last beyond the scope of the funded project/initiative
  • able to provide evidence of the need for the initiative, the impact they are making and have a clear mandate from the community
  • that can demonstrate their willingness to engage with other organisations as well an openness to funding collaborations demonstrating that they are culturally responsive in the way they engage with the community, the development of their programmes and in their governance structure.