Giving back to South Island communities
With a store in every part of the South Island - it's
our communities, big and small, who support Foodstuffs. In turn,
every day of every year we support them right back.
The Foodstuffs (South Island) Community Trust has many years
history in helping people and organisations achieve their goals.
Sometimes it's the local Scouts group or the marching band, a
school or a sports team. We are there - with funding available to
help better the lives of South Islanders.
In addition to the many smaller grants made, we have one major
funding partnership with an organisation which has a wide-spread
community-based benefit across the South Island. Right now, this is
the St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs)
How can I apply for funding?
All applications need to be endorsed by a Sponsor - in many
cases, this is the Owner of your local Foodstuffs supermarket.
Donations are typically granted in three key areas:
- Community welfare
- Cultural and recreational
Click here to learn more
about our criteria
Four times a year, the Board comes together and reviews
applications. Simply download the Application for General
The Trust considers application from schools, clubs, groups and
individuals. Over this last year it has supported the purchase
of educational books and toys for schools and kindergartens,
furniture and whiteware in community or sports halls, playground
equipment, defibrillators, a ventilator and sports
uniforms. It has helped dozens of students attend University
and encouraged many more on exciting education pathways.
Foodstuffs South Island
Community Trust excerpts of the Annual Report, 31 March
The Trust is continuing a successful partnership with the St
John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs) programme.
The programme cover eight South Island hospitals and is
supported by 232 volunteers. The Trust has recently been awarded
the "Priory Vote of Thanks" from St John. This award is given in
recognition of the exceptional contribution the Trust has made to
the work of St John over the many years of sponsorship.
The Trust continues to support the First Foundation. The
principles of the First Foundation is that all young people should
have the opportunity to achieve their dreams, irrespective of
socio-economic status. First Foundation also recognises it is
very important to provide role models to help recipients to prepare
for transition into tertiary study and provide guidance along the
Over the last financial year as well as supporting the major
grant recipients, grants in the following categories were
distributed by the Trust.
- Education Grants: $89,750
- Community Grants: $383,952
Thursday 30 January 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020
Tuesday 21 July 2020
Tuesday 25 August 2020
Thursday 5 November 2020
- To apply please complete an application
form and attach quotes. Please check the information for applicant
sheet to ensure your request meets our
- Present the application to a Sponsor or
for a list of sponsors
and supporters) .
- Please DO NOT leave the application
form at the service desk of a store. Please note applications close
2 weeks before the meeting.
Please note applications close 2 weeks before the
Please contact Christine Renwick on (03) 353 8719 for more
information about the Community Trust or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application For General Grant (182kb)
Information For Applicant (15kb)
Supporters and Funders List Dec 2019 (119kb)