Our grant process

"The NZ Nutrition Foundation is grateful for TSCF funding and hopes to be able to organise more Just Cook programmes in the region."
Jeanette Franklyn
 Grants Advisor
New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
Top of the South Community Foundation grants are made possible through the generosity of our donors. Each year we offer funding to support the organisations having the greatest impact across our region for the causes our donors love.


In 2024 our priority areas of funding are for organisations directly supporting under privileged youth and families in Nelson Tasman, and we also support environmental causes across the region, general charitable causes in Golden Bay, and employment support causes in Marlborough.

Grant timings

The Foundation runs one major grant round per year, with applications opening on 1 June, and closing on 30 June 2024. During this time our application form will be available online only, the button will appear at the bottom of this page. Decisions are then made by our trustees with the aim of distributing grants before the end of September.

Funding levels

We will typically make grants of between $2,000 - $8,000 in Nelson and Tasman and $1,000 - $3,000 in Marlborough. You do not need additional funding i.e. you can apply to us for all or part of the costs of a project.


The Tindall Foundation grants

Alongside our own funding round, we assist The Tindall Foundation with their annual grants round across the Top of the South.
We are very proud of our Local Allocation Committee (LAC) relationship with The Tindall Foundation, which enables us to be the local eyes and ears for them. For more information or to apply for a grant through The Tindall Foundation visit The Tindall Foundation website.

Apply for funding

To apply for funding for your organisation, send us an application with details about your project. Grant applications close on 30 June.
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