Helping Kiwi Communities.

$ 832,393

Grants Distributed last month

Applications Close:
30th November at 4pm

For consideration at our next Grant’s Committee Meeting.

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Whats happening at Four Winds Foundation

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo was awarded funding from Four Winds to support veterinary staffing costs specifically for the care of native wildlife at The Nest Te Kōhanga, our on-site animal hospital. We are so appreciative of Four Winds Support - Wellington Zoo wouldn't be able to do the work we do without the support of organisations like Four Winds.

New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Four Winds Foundation was proud to support the 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts, specifically two of their free public events – Laurie Anderson’s Concert for Dogs and digital visual arts installation Into The Open presented in Partnership with Te Papa. Thanks to Four Winds over 30,000 humans and 300 dogs enjoyed free art on the Wellington waterfront!

Who can apply?

Apply For A Grant

Applications received at Four Winds by 4.30pm on or before the 20th of the month are considered at the following month’s meeting. The Grant’s Committee generally meet to consider grants on the last week of each month.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I get an application for funding from?

Application forms are available to members of the public at all our gaming venues our. They can also be obtained from or downloaded from this website

Why can't we submit applications online?

We receive hundreds of enquiries and applications monthly. While many are from organisations familiar with online grants processes we also fund smaller organisations and others who are not as tech savvy. It is Four Winds desire to ensure that as many potential valid applicants as possible can apply for funding. Those societies that allow only online grant application processes often eliminate or discourage those that are less online savvy from applying.

What if we want to spend approved funds elsewhere?

Before approved funds are spent elsewhere you need to contact the Four Winds office and seek advice. There is very strict criteria to adhere to under 'The Gaming Act' and before funding is approved suppliers are cross checked and approved. Therefore using another supplier that was not listed with your application may not be possible until they are checked and approved. If wishing to spend funds in an entirely different manner or purpose, then firstly the funds would need to be returned and another application made detailing the new purpose of the application.

Are there closing dates for applications?

Applications must be received at Four Winds office by 4.30pm on the last working day of each month. Applications received by this date will be considered by the end of the following month.

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