Apply to the CommunityCare Fund

The Transpower CommunityCare Fund assists those communities affected by Transpower assets and projects by investing in community-based projects that add real value and benefit to the community as a whole.

The fund makes one-off grants for a minimum of $5,000 or a maximum of $50,000 for projects in communities along the existing National Grid route, as well as communities affected by new Transpower projects.

In addition to applications from communities affected by existing transmission assets Transpower allocates CommunityCare funding in relation to new projects. We are currently seeking applications for projects in communities affected by the Wairakei to Whakamaru replacement line project and the Lower South Island and Clutha to Waitaki Lines upgrades.

Who can apply for funding?

Any independent, local, non-profit organisation or community group, non-government organisation, charity, school or educational institution, iwi or regional or district council can apply.

The fund is available to all regions throughout New Zealand affected by Transpower assets.

How to apply for funding

Funding applications are reviewed twice yearly by the CommunityCare funding panel. The closing dates for applications are 31 January and 31 July.

Successful organisations will be notified in April and September.

To apply for funding download the application form below. Please feel free to attach any other relevant information and use additional paper if necessary.

Send your completed application form and supporting documents to:

Transpower CommunityCare Fund
Corporate Relations
Transpower New Zealand Ltd
PO Box 1021
Wellington 6140

Alternatively, you can email a scanned copy of your application to us.

Email your application to the CommunityCare Fund

Please ensure you keep a copy of your funding application.


National Grid route map [ pdf 344.46 KB ]
CommunityCare Fund Brochure [ pdf 502.79 KB ]
CommunityCare Fund Application Guidelines [ pdf 83.04 KB ]
CommunityCare Application Form [ pdf 266.41 KB ]
CommunityCare Fund Application Form (editable Word version) [ doc 668 KB ]

Further information

If you have any queries please contact us:

Phone: 04 590 7005 

Email the CommunityCare Fund