Funding

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

We use these guidelines to decide whether we’ll provide funding.

  1. Location
    Your organisation or the project must be based in Canterbury.
  2. Organisation
    You can be any type of legal entity but we have a preference for supporting business activities.
  3. Focus
    Your project must be an initiative that creates or inspires long-term environmental benefits.
  4. Additionality
    Your project must be new to your organisation and would not happen without external funding
  5. Project Size
    We typically provide $5k-$100k but let us know what you need to complete your project.

HOW TO APPLY

SIFT will no longer be receiving funding applications after 15 February 2019. For our final funding round we’re taking a two stage approach.

STAGE I – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

  1. Talk to us.
    Get in touch with our manager and we’ll give you an indication of whether your project is a possible fit with SIFT.
  2. Submit your expression of interest by completing our application form.
    Download the SIFT Funding Application Form and email the completed form to office@sift.net.nz.
  3. Short-List Decision.
    Your expression of interest will be considered and you’ll be advised if you’ve made the short-list.

STAGE II – FULL APPLICATION

  1. Short-listed applicants will submit a full application.
    We’ll ask you to submit additional information about your project and finances.
  2. Funding Decision.
    Full funding applications will be considered and you’ll be advised of the outcome.
APPLICATION DEADLINES

Expressions of interest must be received by 15th February 2019.
The deadline for full applications will be 29th March 2019.