General Grants - $50,000 and Under

Submissions are now being accepted.

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 saved on your computer, on a memory stick/pen drive, or similar, the following documents/information as these need to be uploaded as part of your application (where applicable)  

  • AGM minutes, or if no AGM your latest Committee/Meeting minutes relevant to the application.
  • latest annual financial statements.
  • for one off projects - quotes (if applicable).
  • your organisation’s bank account name and number and verification (i.e. bank coded deposit slip or bank verified account details)
  • for operating grants - annual operating budget for the forthcoming year
  • any other supporting documents you may wish to provide.

Files can be up to 25MB each; however try to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – as the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

2. How will you know when your application has been submitted to CTOS?

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your application has NOT been submitted.

3. 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 – simply click the link to move directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Spell Check

Most internet browsers (including Firefox v2.0 and above; Safari; and Google Chrome) have spell checking facilities built in – you can switch this function on or off by adjusting your browser settings.

8. 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