Guide to preparing an Expression of Interest

This page is a guide to the CommunityCare Fund process, and also assists us to see if your Expression of Interest meets the funding criteria to be advanced to the Full Application stage.

Here is a link to the Expression of Interest webform (this opens in a new window). The guide to completing this form is further below. 

Once submitted, we review your Expression of Interest to check the funding criteria is met before inviting you to make a Full Application for the nearest open funding round. We understand projects can advance in the months between submitting an Expression of Interest and (if invited) submitting your Full Application, so we suggest you aim to submit your Expression of Interest within a month of the closing date.

The closing dates are below - these are the same dates each year. 

EOI review periods

Closing dates for submitting an Expression of Interest are:

Summer funding round: 31 October

Winter funding round: 30 April

We will then make contact with you and either invite you to complete the Full Application process or inform you that your Expression of Interest did not meet the funding criteria.

Full Applications due

Closing dates for submitting Full Applications are:

Summer funding round: 31 January

Winter funding round: 31 July

The independent panel then meet in March (for the Summer round) and September (for the Winter round) for evaluation, and we notify all applicants shortly afterwards.

A guide to completing the Expression of Interest webform

Q: Is your organisation (a tick box question)...

To be considered for the CommunityCare Fund, we’d like an idea of who your organisation is and how you fit into your community. It’s important to us that we are assisting community groups and non-profit organisations. Tick the boxes that are applicable. There will be an opportunity at the next stage (Full Application) to tell us more about your organisation 

Q: Project title...

Give your project a title. We'll use this on all correspondence to you and on our funding announcements page if your application is successful in receiving a grant

Q: Location / address of your project...

This is where your project will be located - please complete this, even if its the same as the street address provided at the start of the application form. Feel free to use the clickable map function to show us where the project will be, or simply type in the street address in the box below where it says: 'enter a location'. 

Q: Total project cost...

This is how much will it cost to complete your project, or stage of the project if it is very large. We like to know if our grant will cover a part of your project or complete the project in its entirety 

Q: Total funding request... 

This is amount of money you are seeking from us - i.e. the grant amount. Click here to check whether this amount should include or exclude GST 

Q: Project classification / category...

We’d like to know how your project fits into the community. This helps us keep track of where the 'touch points of need' are in the community and to form a picture of the kind of assistance that is needed across New Zealand. Tick the boxes that are applicable

Q: A short summary of your project...

A quick snap shot of what you're planning to do (i.e. your project), and what the CommunityCare Fund grant money would be used for. It is important to be clear about what the grant money will be used for so we can check your proposal against the funding criteria. Just a few sentences are needed here - there will be an opportunity to write more about the project, your organisation, and the community benefits at the next stage. Remember to clearly state what the grant will be used for.

Q: Benefits of your project to the community...

We'd love to hear the kind of great things that are going to happen in your community as a result of your completed project.