ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation

We're one of New Zealand's leaders in payroll giving, with almost 2,000 staff contributing regular amounts from their after tax salaries and wages. ANZ New Zealand matches these contributions at a rate of $2 for every $1 donated by staff. All funds go to our charitable trust, the ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation.

Since inception in 2000, the ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation has distributed over $8.5 million in community grants to more than 960 charities and community projects nationwide.

Funding rounds

The ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation normally has two funding rounds per year. These are ordinarily open for applications between:

  • 1 January - 5pm on 15 February, or on the next business day if 15 February falls on a weekend or public holiday
  • 1 July - 5pm on 15 August, or on the next business day if 15 August falls on a weekend or public holiday

When will I be notified about my grant outcome?

February funding rounds

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in late April. Funds will be required to be used between May and October.


August funding rounds

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in late October. Funds will be required to be used between November and April.

Application guidelines

Make sure you review each step to give you the best chance of your application to the ANZ Staff Foundation being successful.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Funding criteria

The Foundation supports registered New Zealand charities whose work fulfils one or more of the following purposes:

  • To assist in the promotion of financial literacy.
  • To provide opportunities for all New Zealanders to achieve economic and social independence.
  • To provide access to learning opportunities that prepare people for meaningful work and a high quality of life.
  • To assist people working together to create viable and secure communities.
  • To assist communities to conserve New Zealand’s natural and historic resources.
  • A maximum of $25,000 can be requested by each charity per funding round.

No organisation can receive funding in two consecutive funding rounds unless the funding rounds are more than 11 months apart.


What we don't fund

  • Schools.
  • Sports clubs.
  • Endowments.
  • Fundraising events or campaigns.
  • Fixed assets, including equipment unless the equipment is critical to the operation of your organisation, e.g. hospice funding requests for medical equipment to assist patients with home-based care.
  • Capital investment, e.g. new buildings.
  • Normal operating and administration costs, including salaries. However, consideration will be given to funding the cost of providing specialist services, e.g. funding for 20 one-hour sessions with a specialist counsellor at an hourly rate per session.
  • Debt repayment and operating budget deficits.
  • Costs of attending overseas conferences.
  • Travel costs, e.g. national and international airfares.
  • Organisations that ANZ New Zealand is already sponsoring.
  • Organisations that have already received funding from the Foundation in the previous 12 months.
  • Charitable projects that are not New Zealand based. 

How to apply

All applications must be made through our ANZ Staff Foundation Hub during open funding rounds. Please read our application guidelines before you begin your application. You must register for an account before you will be able to submit an application.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation or need help with registering for an account, using the Foundation Hub or completing an application, please get in touch.