Te Tahua Mā Ngā Whakahaere i Ngā Hapori – Community Organisation Grants Scheme

The Community Organisation Grants Scheme or COGS provides grants to non-profit organisations delivering community-based social services that contribute to achieving locally-determined outcomes.

COGS provides grants to non-profit community groups and organisations delivering community-based social services, projects and events. Grants are one-off contributions for:

  • the running or operational costs of organisations that provide community-based social services
  • community development costs, such as hui, training, planning, evaluation and facilitator fees
  • community projects or event costs that:
    • encourage participation in communities
    • promote community leadership
    • promote social, economic and cultural equity.

Freephone: 0800 824 824 (Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm)
Email: community.matters@dia.govt.nz

Lotteries Community

… support vulnerable people

Lottery Community grants are available for not-for-profit organisations with a community or social service focus for ongoing operating costs or projects which help improve the quality of people’s lives in their communities.

A Lottery Community committee looks at the outcomes of your project or services and how they will benefit your community and help:

  • support volunteers
  • help people to help themselves
  • promote community wellbeing
  • promote community or cultural identity 
  • support vulnerable people
  • help people feel that they belong and can take part in their community.

Each Lottery Community committee determines the outcomes and priorities it wants to achieve from the investment of the grant money available in its area.

Foundation North

enhance the lives of the people

Tā tātou whāinga | Our purpose

Kaitiakitanga, i mua, āianei, a muri.
Titiro whakamuri kai haere whakamua.
Our guardianship, in the past, at present and in the future. Looking back to move forward.
To enhance the lives of the people of our region by being responsive to changing community needs and aspirations, focusing our mahi in order to have greater impact.

9am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (09) 360 0291
Freephone: 0800 272 878 (including funding enquiries)

Ministry of Social Development

Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The aim is to provide services for male survivors of sexual abuse (MSSA) that are:

  • accessible and more readily available
  • responsive, evidence-based and in accordance with good practice
  • delivered by an appropriately skilled workforce
  • part of the wider service system responding to sexual violence
  • able to support survivors.

Ngā kaupapa atawhai – Better Blokes is a Registered Charity

Better Blokes is supported by charitable foundations and government contracts. Each of these organizations requires that we maintain charitable registration. Better Blokes has been registered as Charity Number CC43643 since February 17, 2010.

As a registered charity we are required to meet obligations defined by Charities Services.

  • Operate in accordance with the Charities Act 2005.
  • Carry out activities to advance exclusively charitable purposes as per the legal definition (see the Charitable purpose section of our website for more information).
  • Operate in accordance with your organisation’s rules.
  • Ensure your organisation provides only public (and not private) benefit. 
  • If anyone collects funds for a charity by telephone or the internet, then they must provide the charity’s registration number on request.
  • Report annually to Charities Services. This includes completing an annual return and providing non-financial and financial information through a performance report/financial statements that comply with the reporting standards. A fee may apply for submitting your annual return. 
  • Notify Charities Services of any changes to your organisation, such as a change in rules, officers, or address (via ‘Update Charity Details’).
  • Provide any information about your organisation requested by Charities Services (under Section 51 of the Charities Act 2005).
  • Recognise that your organisation’s information will be made publicly available on the Charities Register, unless Charities Services considers it is in the public interest not to include that information or document on the public Register.

The Ministry is leading the funding and development of services to support male survivors of sexual abuse and their support networks.