Our priorities remain supporting groups and organisations in the Clutha District that impact on Youth, Health and Education, with priority given to any issues arising out of Covid-19 and lockdown.  


This year, in response to Covid-19, we have decided to have a second funding round to support our local community.  We have a small amount of pass-through funding to distribute.

Applications open on 10 July and close on 31st July, 2020.


To apply for funding from the Clutha Foundation you must be:
  • A registered charity or not for profit organisation,
  • Operating within the Clutha District, and
  • Working for the benefit of people, communities or the environment
Currently we do not provide funding for
  • Ongoing operational costs
  • Applications received from individuals
  • Retrospective applications

We do not own or fully fund projects.


Christmas Giving

Craigs Investment Partners has recently announced nationally the establishment of a new Community giving initiative, formalised through the establishment of the Craigs Community Fund.  This incorporates Christmas Gifting; the establishment of a Community Fund in partnership with local community foundations; and Workplace Giving, which empowers Craigs employees to personally gift to local charities, supported by the Craigs business that will match their personal contribution – up to $500 per year, per employee.  This is a wonderful example of philanthropy at both an individual and a corporate level and will be much appreciated by the beneficiaries.

Through the generosity of Craigs in Gore, the Clutha Foundation was gifted $1500 in November 2019 which was distributed to local foodbanks within the Clutha district to support families through what can be a very challenging time of year. 

This partnership between Craigs Investment Partners and local Community Foundations across New Zealand will continue to benefit local communities for many years to come.