Welcome to ASB Community Trust Te Kaitiaki Putea o Tamaki o Tai Tokerau

ASB Community Trust is an independent grant-making organisation supporting the work of not-for-profit groups in Auckland and Northland. Founded on the sale of its shares in ASB bank, the Trust has made grants worth almost $800 million since being formed in 1988. Any incorporated society or charitable trust in Auckland and Northland can apply for funds, provided they are a not-for-profit organisation.

Under our Community Support Grants Programme, our grants are distributed across three funding areas:


In the Places funding area we aim to fund projects that conserve, preserve and develop our region's natural and physical environment, and cultural heritage. Find out more.


In the Participation funding area we aim to encourage and support people to be engaged in their communities through participation in artistic, cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Find out more.


In the People funding area we aim to support community organisations working to facilitate improved outcomes for high need communities in our region, or support strengths-based programmes that focus on positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. Find out more Education grants
Education grants come under the People funding area. If you are an early childhood education centre or school, you will apply under this area. Find out more.

December 9

The last grant payment for 2013 will be on Monday 9 December.

January 20

The first grant payment for 2014 will be on Monday 20 January and fortnightly thereafter.

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Latest news

Catalysts for Change Fund: Tackling tough issues

Our Catalysts for Change programme includes new approaches to solve complex social issues.  Find out more

Latest grants

The list of our latest grants is now live on our website.  Find out more

Trust's home takes top award

ASB Community Trust’s Allendale House has taken out a top award in the annual Auckland Architecture Awards.  Find out more

Latest grants news

The latest list of grants is now on our website.  Find out more

Our funding framework

As well as our Community Support Grants Programme, our funding framework includes:

Catalysts for Change Programme

Under our Catalysts for Change Programme, we will identify and address the issues facing our region by funding organisations in a sustained way over a number of years. This targeted approach will include support to increase organisations' capacity to deliver. The intention is to create significant positive change through supporting innovative projects and practices. 

We have a new funding round which closes on 24 January 2014, focusing on young people not in education employment or training.  Find out more here.

Key Community Partnership Programme

Under our Key Community Partnerships Programme, we will work in partnership with organisations where there is a shared vision for positive outcomes for our communities.

Iconic and Innovative Projects Programme

The Trust wants to be a pro-active collaborator, funding iconic projects which will create a significant positive impact for the communities of Auckland and Northland. These iconic and innovative grants will be for significant regional projects, with intergenerational benefit and wide impact.

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