Community Fund

Applicants need to demonstrate a clearly defined purpose and show how the grant's use will be of benefit to New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Purpose

To support projects and activities that have a direct benefit to New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Conditions

Supports groups and individuals whose aims are compatible with the objectives of the National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

 

What does it cover?

Short-term projects, equipment and materials, capacity building, the development of innovative, imaginative and creative ideas, action-oriented research, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, collaboration between groups/individuals.

Please note: The NFD Trust will review applications up to the value of $5,000.

What we do NOT fund:

  • Schools/educational centres

  • Rest homes and hospitals

  • Disaster relief organisations

  • Groups/individuals whose main purpose is the promotion of a message rather than a service

  • Building and land development

  • Projects already completed

  • Government and/or publically funded agencies

  • Salary/wages

  • Research

 

Individual applicants are required to:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.

  • be Deaf / hard of hearing (hearing loss 60dB or more in better ear) or have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

       OR be undertaking a project or activity that will directly benefit New Zealanders with hearing loss or APD.

  • submit ALL supporting documents, along with a fully completed application form by the closing dates specified below, or your application will NOT be considered.

 

Supporting documents required:

  1. Quotations / invoices / receipts.

  2. A scanned copy of a pre-printed deposit slip or bank statement which includes the full bank account number (bank, branch, account number and suffix) and the account holder's name. Must be signed and stamped by the bank within the last 90 days.

  3. Proof of NZ citizenship or residency, in the form of a passport or birth certificate.

  4. An audiogram or medical certificate relating to your hearing condition (if applicable).

  5. Accountability report for ANY previous funding received from the NFD Trust (if applicable).

 

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application form below and ensure ALL supporting documents are attached

  2. Ensure application is completed by the closing date.

 

The Community Fund is open for applications twice a year between:

 

  • 1 February - 31 March.

  • 1 August - 30 September.

Applicants will be notified of the progress of their application no later than two months after the closing date.

Please note, if you are successful with your application you will need to complete an accountability form. 

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