The Trust's region is the same geographical area as Central Electric
Limited's former Network Supply area. Organisations are only eligible for
a grant if the project or services directly benefit the community within this region.
The Trust provides a "helping hand" to organisations and groups which service a need in the community.
This need must be "charitable" (in its legal sense), which means an organisation or project must be related to welfare, education or religious activities, or have a purpose which is beneficial to the community.
More about Grant & Eligibility Requirements
Pioneer Generation Limited
Pioneer Generation is 100% owned by Central Lakes Trust which was established to grant funds for community charitable purposes. Since its inception in November 2000 the Trust has approved grants totalling almost $70M to community projects and services in its region. Profits from Pioneer Generation go directly to Central Lakes Trust to help support its grants programe. For more information about Pioneer Generation, follow the link below:
Grant & Eligibility Requirements Update
Central Lakes Trust can only provide funding to charitable organisations for charitable projects.
In order for Central Lakes Trust to have certainty regarding an organisation's charitable status, organisations must be either registered with the Department of Internal Affairs Charities Commission, or legally classified as a School, Church or Territorial Local Authority, prior to submitting an application.
Central Lakes Trust will continue to accept applications from "Unformed" groups for funding up to a maximum of $2,000, subject to the funding being applied to charitable projects.
Media Release - Grants Approved September 2014
Media Release - Grants Approved July 2014
Media Release - Annual Public Meeting 28 July 2014
2013-2014 Annual Report
2013-2014 Financial Statements
Media Release - Grants Approved June 2014
Media Release - Grants Approved May 2014
Media Release - Defibrillator Funding continues - applications now open
World War 1 Commemorations 2014-2018 Application Criteria
Application Forms & Guidelines