The National Level 4 lockdown has resulted in the closure of all bars, clubs and restaurants in New Zealand, therefore The Lion Foundation is unable to generate community funding.

After careful consideration, the Trustees of The Lion Foundation have taken the difficult decision to review all pending grant awards for August 2021. Decisions will be made in September, when more information is available.

Our priorities will be to focus support around critical community infrastructure and services.

If your organisation is now unable to perform the activity you applied for or if your event has been canceled, please let us know and we can withdraw your application.
Additionally, we are unable to process any new paper applications and advise that if you wish to apply please do so online.
These are certainly unprecedented times and our thoughts are with you and your families as we all navigate our way through these challenges.

Welcome to The Lion Foundation, this section of the website includes all you will need to know about making an application for funding.

Before you apply please be sure to check that you are eligible and your project matches our criteria. Please also watch the Online Application Tutorial before applying online.

The Lion foundation is reliant on our venues and their staff, without them it would not be possible for us to support so many good causes.

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If you require any further assistance or want to speak to a grants advisor please call TLF on 0800 802 908 or Contact Us.