Media Releases

  • 23 August 2016

    Marlborough Grants List - April to June 2016

    A list of the approved grants, both small and large, for the Marlborough region.

  • 23 August 2016

    $243,250 to Marlborough organisations

    In its first round of funding in 2016 under its new Funding Framework Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of $243,250 to Marlborough organisations working in the community. This is compared to funding requests of over $350,360. Chief Executive Louise Edwards says there had been a high demand under this round’s funding budget, particularly under the Foundation’s new Large Grant programme. “Having moved from a closing date driven form of funding to a new framework we knew demand for funding would be high, especially under the present community conditions.”

  • 23 August 2016

    Nelson Grants List - April to June 2016

    A list of the approved grants to the Nelson and Tasman region, both small and large, for the April - June 2016 period.

  • 23 August 2016

    $516,257 to Nelson organisations working in the community

    In its first round of funding in 2016 under its new Funding Framework Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of $516,257 to Nelson organisations working in the community. This is compared against funding requests of over $965,049. Chief Executive Louise Edwards says there had been a high demand under this round’s funding budget, particularly under the Foundation’s new Large Grant programme. “Having moved from a closing date driven form of funding to a new framework we knew demand for funding would be high, especially under the present community conditions.”

  • 23 August 2016

    Canterbury Grants List

    A list of grants approved in the Canterbury region, both small and large, for the period April to June 2016.

  • 23 August 2016

    Collaborative partnerships feature prominently in $3.2m funding round

    In its first round of funding in 2016 under its new Funding Framework Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of over $3.2 million to Canterbury organisations working in the community. This is compared against funding requests of over $6.2 million. Chief Executive Louise Edwards says there had been a high demand under this round’s funding budget, particularly under the Foundation’s new Large Grant programme. “Having moved from a closing date driven form of funding to a new framework we knew demand for funding would be high, especially under the present community conditions.”

  • 22 August 2016

    Our New Kaumatua - Peter Mason

    “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Mason as Rātā Foundation’s Kautmatua,” says Roger Bridge, Chair of Rātā Foundation. “The Kaumatua role is new for our organisation and will tautoko (support) kaitiaki (trustees) and kaimahi (staff) in our endeavours to engage effectively with Māori communities with our takiwā (region) of Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson and the Chatham Islands.” “This dedicated role ensures our commitment to Te Ao Māori. Peter will provide cultural leadership, support and advice to the Foundation especially in nurturing relationships with Iwi around our takiwā,” he says.

  • 23 December 2015

    Rata Foundation champions collaborative solutions to rebuild communities through its $300,000 building projects funding in Nelson

    Rātā Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust) has announced grants totaling $300,000 have been approved to two Nelson organisations for building projects, which are not only truly collaborative projects but are in their own way providing unique solutions to the problems their communities are currently facing.

  • 23 December 2015

    Rata Foundation approves $100,000 in funding to new multi-function room for alcohol and drug centre in Blenheim

    Rātā Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust) has announced $100,000 in funding has been approved to St Marks Society, an alcohol and drug treatment centre in Blenheim, towards the building of a new multi-function room.

  • 23 December 2015

    Rata Foundation champions collaborative solutions to rebuild communities through its $1.6 million building projects funding

    Rātā Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust) has announced $1.6 million has been approved to organisations for building projects, across its funding regions, which are not only truly collaborative projects but are in their own way providing unique solutions to the problems their communities are currently facing

  • 02 September 2015

    Demand for Funding Remains High as Trust announces over $2.8 million to Canterbury Social Services Sector

    More than $2.8 million dollars has been distributed to over 100 social service organisations in the region as many service providers struggle financially with increased demand for services, administrative cost increases and changes to government funding structures says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of The Canterbury Community Trust.

  • 02 September 2015

    Canterbury Social Services Sector Grants Approvals 2015

    Grants Approvals 2015.

  • 02 September 2015

    Demand for Funding Remains High as Trust announces over $431,500

    More than $400,000 has been distributed to social service organisations in the Nelson/Tasman region as many service providers struggle financially with increased demand for services, administrative cost increases and changes to government funding structures says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of The Canterbury Community Trust.

  • 02 September 2015

    2015 Nelson Social Services Grants Approvals 2015

    Grants Approvals

  • 02 September 2015

    Demand for Funding Remains High as Trust Announces More than $155,000 to the Marlborough Social Services Sector

    More than $155,000 has been distributed to social service organisations in the Marlborough region as many service providers struggle financially with increased demand for services, administrative cost increases and changes to government funding structures says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of The Canterbury Community Trust.

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  • 02 September 2015

    Marlborough Social Services Sector Grants Approvals 2015

    Grants Approvals 2015

  • 24 June 2015

    Trust grants $152,300 to support health and well-being in the Marlborough region

    The Canterbury Community Trust has announced $152,300 in grants into the Marlborough region for its Health and Wellbeing funding sector. The Trust received funding requests totalling over $562,000. According to Chief Executive, Louise Edwards, applications in this area over the last three years are almost double the amount of the Trust’s available budget for this sector, with grants approved totalling $738,000 against $1.8 million in funding requests.

  • 24 June 2015

    Health and Wellbeing Sector

    Approved Donations - Marlborough Region

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