Applying for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant. Before applying, please read our Grant FAQs and our most recent Grant-Making Policy.

To apply, please register on this page to create a username and password. Once  registered you will be able to save your application and return to it before submission. Our 2019 grants round opens on August 1st, and closes at 5pm on 31st August.

You will need to attach copies of

– your latest financial statements
– your annual report (or similar), and
– a deposit slip or bank form/statement which shows the name of the account and account number.

Most applications contain enough information for us to make a decision on our grants which are normally $5,000-$10,000. 

Applicants should apply to the Nikau Foundation rather than a particular fund as we match applicants to the most relevant fund. The only exception to this is the Roy and Jan Mace Charitable Trust which is a separate form on this page

Applications are processed in September and October with sign off by the board in late November. Grants will be paid out in December each year by direct credit.

If you miss the grant round, don’t worry! We are constantly talking to donors and other funders throughout the year. If you can’t wait until the next grant round, i.e. you have a time sensitive or urgent request, feel free to apply or contact us and let us know what you are looking for. We might know someone who is interested in your area, be able to suggest other funders or offer other fundraising advice.