Funding your community for over 20 years

Welcome to The Southern Trust, we’ve been part of your community for 20 years. We fund all sorts of community groups and national initiatives check out the types of the organisations and projects we like to help here.



The Southern Trust is again welcoming applications for funding.  Please include in your application if you have received any Covid-19 response funding, and if any changes have had to be made to your organisation as a result of the pandemic.

If you have any queries regarding your application, please feel free to contact our Grants team on 0800-424-274



Who benefits from the funding

We return 95% of available proceeds to the community in which they were raised. The remaining 5% of proceeds are distributed to purposes that benefit wider regional communities or purposes that benefit all New Zealanders. 

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The organisations we’ve helped

The Southern Trust has been a proud funding sponsor of a full range of community groups and charitable causes.

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Our partners

Without the help of our valued gaming partners, the Southern Trust would not be able to provide the funding it does. We keep our partners informed and up to date with technology and help with the successful running of their venues, which includes online performance checking and other advice.

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