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.

Key dates for grant payments over Christmas 2014 period:

  • The last grant payment date for 2014  will be on Monday 22 December 2014.
  • Signed Terms & Conditions, invoices, etc are to be received by Wednesday 17 December 2014.
  • The first grant payment for 2015 will be on Monday 19 January 2015.

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

Places

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.

Participation

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.

People

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.

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Latest news

ASBCT welcomes The Christensen Fund’s Executive Director

The Christensen Fund’s Executive Director was welcomed by ASB Community Trust on what was his first visit to Auckland  Find out more

New Auckland health project to benefit about 2000 low-income households

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the ASB Community Trust have launched a new project to insulate  Find out more

Minister welcomes ASB Community Trust insulation partnership

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in  Find out more

Philanthropy NZ's special offer to ASBCT grantees

Philanthropy New Zealand have made a special offer to ASB Community Trust grantees, offering discounted registration to their upcoming  Find out more

End of ASB sponsorship but it's business as usual

   Find out more

Latest grants from ASB Community Trust

Grants approved from 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014  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 funding round 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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