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School & Early Childhood Education Playgrounds

Submissions are now being accepted.

School Playgrounds

Schools are eligible to apply to CTOS once every five years for assistance towards playground projects.

CTOS has a formula for playground funding which takes into consideration factors such as:

  • Roll number;
  • Decile rating;
  • Contribution of the school/Board of Trustees/PTA; and
  • Access of playground to the wider community.

 Early Childhood Centre (ECE) Playgrounds

The following ECE services are eligible to apply for playground funding:

  • Licensed, license exempt and/or chartered, community based (not for profit) early childhood services which include:
    • Playcentres;
    • Te Kōhanga Reo;
    • Ngā Puna Kohungahunga;
    • Pacific Island Centres; and
    • Kindergartens.
    • Playgroups will be considered on a case by case basis with the Trust generally only funding those operating in community venues.

ECEs can apply to CTOS once every five years for assistance towards playground projects.

CTOS uses a formula which takes into consideration factors such as:

  • The number of children the centre is licensed for;
  • Decile rating of the nearest primary school; and
  • Contribution of the ECE.

Before you begin please read this information - it will help make applying easier and quicker 

1. Uploading Supporting Documents/Attachments

You will need to have the following documents/information as these need to be uploaded as part of your application (where applicable)  

  • roll number/licensed number
  • decile rating of school
  • latest annual financial statements.
  • quotes.
  • your organisation’s bank account name and number and verification (i.e. bank coded deposit slip or bank verified account details)
  • any other supporting documents you may wish to provide.

2. Navigating (Moving Through) The Form

On the right hand side of every screen you will see a navigation box which links directly to each page of the application – click the link to move directly to the page you want.

To move forward or backward through the application click 'next page' or 'previous page'.

Remember to save often so that you don’t lose any information you’ve entered – just click on ‘save progress’ at the top or bottom of each page.

3. Saving Your Draft Application

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you’ll find a list of any started or submitted applications. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.

4. Submitting Your Application

There is a ‘Review and Submit’ button at the bottom of the navigation box. You need to review your application before you can submit it i.e. you will not be able to submit your application until all required questions (marked with an *) are completed. Once reviewed you can submit your application by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation box.

Once submitted, no further editing of your application or uploading of support material is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. If you don't receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your application has NOT been submitted.

5. Completing An Application In A Group/Team

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. But do ensure you save as you go.

6. Further Help

You can download the Help Guide for Applicants or don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 500 185 during office hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pmor email info@ctos.org.nz