Applying for funding
Community-based organisations that provide social services can apply to Family and Community Services for funding through a number of different ways.
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We invite applications for funding throughout the year depending on government priorities. We assess funding applications by a panel of selectors using clear evaluation criteria.
These panels are made up of either national or regional representatives and include community representation.
The type of tendering process, application forms, evaluation criteria, amount of funding and the make up of selection panels depends on the nature of the programme.
Some examples of national initiative funding include:
- Community Response Fund
- Community Action Fund.
Our regional staff work with communities and other government and local government agencies to identify service needs and capacity in their local community.
At the beginning of each calendar year a regional funding plan is developed in light of government priorities, regional needs, and the funding available.
If you are interested in applying for funding, please contact a Funding Regional Advisor in your area.
Funding application processes
When national and regional funding opportunities are announced, we notify the community sector in a number of ways including:
- Funding News - a newsletter for community organisations funded by the Ministry
- Community Connect - Family and Community Services bi-monthly e-newsletter
- Family and Community Services website
- Ministry of Social Development Website
- GETS Website
- Regional Offices and Regional Advisors Funding
- community sector networks and collaborations.
If you do not receive any of the above newsletters please contact: