Have you been invited to apply for funding?

In December 2015 the Dove Charitable Trust changed it's funding process. Instead of inviting applications, we will now approach the organisations we're interested in funding.

The Dove Trust deliberately keeps it's application process simple, so that costs to you, and us, are minimised.

Amounts : No upper or lower limit is set. Simply apply for the amount you need.

Steps to apply for funding with Dove Charitable Trust

1. Applying

The Dove Trust deliberately keeps its application processes simple, so that costs to you, and us, are minimised.

Write a letter outlining your request and email it to us, with your latest set of audited accounts. If no such accounts are available, please give an explanation.


No upper or lower limit is set. Simply apply for the amount you need.

Other Applications

If you are applying for similar funding from other sources, please advise.

2. Send us your Application

Send your letter and accounts to:





Dove Charitable Trust
PO Box 33 166
Christchurch 8024

3. Frequency of Application and Funding Meetings

Applications may only be submitted once every 12 months.

Funding Meetings

Ordinarily four funding meetings will be held each year.

These will happen in approximately the middle of:

  • March
  • September
  • December

The close-off for applications is the last day of the month prior to the meeting.

4. Responses

The Dove Trust will acknowlege your application within 7 days of receiving it. If you don't hear from us, please ring, text or email.

Following the consideration of your application at the next funding meeting, a letter or email will be sent to you advising of the amount granted, or that your application has been declined.

Please note that the Trustees will not offer explanations as to the reasons for any acceptance/rejection of applications.

Previous Funding Recipients

Delta Community Support Trust is a grassroots community development and social support organisation based in Richmond, Christchurch. We care for vulnerable people in our community including the elderly, intellectually disabled adults, and those facing personal or financial hardship.

Delta Community Trust

Delta Trust
Community Support Richmond

Aviva is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We provide specialist services to support people to live a life free from family and sexual violence, and overcome their enduring harms.Every year, we supported over 1200 children, young people and adults across Canterbury.


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