Community and Economic Development initiatives could include:
- Protecting the environment, such as re-vegetation, aﬀorestation, protection of our waterways, coastlines, pest eradication and the reintroduction of native bird species.
- Promoting the permanent preservation of places of historic interest for the nation, including initiatives that encourage public awareness of our heritage.
- Assistance in funding public amenities including walkways, parks, gardens, museums, information boards and recreational facilities.
- The advancement of education for the benefit of the New Zealand public. We will prioritise programmes that educate youth in culture, life skills and environmental initiatives.
- We will consider initiatives that provide assistance to disadvantaged groups in our society and we encourage active participation by individuals in Community organisations.
- Projects must be Community lead and controlled. Our preference is to provide money and resources for speciﬁc projects. We will not provide funds towards general running costs, wages and salaries.
- Any development or initiative must be economically and environmentally sustainable.
- It is critical that the project brings beneﬁt to all public and encourages diversity and inclusion. The Foundation will not provide funding to individuals, sports or any closed groups.
- Preference will be given to organisations who have a proven track record of ﬁnancial stability and deliverables to the community.
- We would be very happy to partner with other recognised organisations who can provide matched funds or resources to ensure the success of the project.
- We will require a proposal including costs (quotes may be required), speciﬁc timeframes, who will beneﬁt and how will success be measured.
- We will expect to be kept appraised on the progress of the initiative and will post a case study on our website.