Community grants

Catholic Caring provides essential help for people. We do this by funding non-profit community groups and organisations who share our values and are connected to families and individuals at a grass roots level.

About our grants

We cover the geographical area of the Auckland Catholic diocese, from the Far-North to Pukekohe, Tuakau, and Waiuku in the South, and across to Thames and the Coromandel (including Tairua, Pauanui, Whitianga and the Hauraki Plains).

Grants are typically for sums up to $15,000 for one year. In 2023, we were able to distribute grants to over 60 organisations. This was made possible by donations from donors, parishes, schools, other trusts and bequests and The Tindall Foundation.

Please note, our annual community grants round is now closed for applications and will re-open in mid-December 2024.


Areas we support

We typically fund organisations with a local focus that provide practical actions for people, families and communties.

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Pregnancy support

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Caring ministries

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Community services

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Migrants & refugees

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Transitional housing

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Our young people

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Elderly care

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Women's refuge

Areas we don't support

We don't typically support national organisations, affiliates of national organisations, or organisations providing fee-based services to the charitable sector.

Our grant application process

Step 1

Check the category list for supporting grant funds

Step 2

Check you are within the Foundation’s geographical area.

Step 3

Fill out and submit our grant application form.

Step 4

You'll receive an email to confirm that we have received your application. Please contact us if you require further assistance or have any more questions.

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Past grants

Thanks to the support of our donors and supporters, we fund approximately 60 organisations annually