FAQs for running your project

  • undefinedWho do I contact if I have any problems?

    Contact our Grants team as soon as you can about any issues you may have.

    If your question relates to acknowledgment or any public relations focused activity contact our Communications Manager.

  • undefinedShould I promote my project?

    Getting the media to talk about your project is a great way of letting your community and the public know what you are doing with your grant and where their Rātā Foundation funding is going to provide community benefit.

    We engage with the media regularly to tell our funding stories and have an extensive network. Real people and trends are the most interesting for readers.

    When dealing with the media in relation to your grant:

    • You must get in touch with our Communications Manager before you make a public statement or issue a media release about work we have funded. Please do not use our name before you have been formally notified you have received a grant.
    • After the announcement of your grant, you should keep our Communications Manager informed of any further media activities in relation to the grant. This can include writing articles, giving interviews or publishing media releases which refer to important stages in your project, such as milestones, events, awards.

    Please click here for an example media release template. Check out Promoting Your Project for more handy hints on maximising your public profile.

  • undefinedWhen should I acknowledge my grant?

    We want people to know where Rātā Foundation funding is being spent in their community.  By using our logo and recognising our funding, people can see Rātā Foundation has supported you work.   Please check out our Acknowledging your Grant page for a full run-down.

    If your question relates to acknowledgment or any public relations focused activity contact our Communications Manager.