What we don't fund

Central Lakes Trust do not make grants for:

  • Individuals, except by way of the annual Central Lakes Trust Tertiary scholarship programme

  • Projects or services that do not meet charitable criteria

  • Seeding investments for businesses

  • Political organisations or lobby groups

  • Projects where local or central government would be the natural source of funding

  • Commercial organisations

  • Repayment of debt

  • Retrospective projects i.e. completed projects or projects that have already commenced

  • Operational costs of Territorial Authorities and Central Government

  • Endowments

  • The GST component of costs for GST registered organisations

  • An organisation's project that generates funds which are distributed to a third party

  • Sponsorships.