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Foodstuffs Community Trust


Foodstuffs South Island has a long history of supporting the local community.  One of the many ways we are able to support South Island communities is through the Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust.

The financial contributors to our Community Trust are called Sponsors and Supporters.  The Sponsors and Supporters consist of Members, Staff and friends of the Foodstuffs South Island Co-operative.

The Board meets 4 times a year to review applications.  The Trust considers application from schools, clubs, groups and individuals. 

Over this last year the Trust has supported the purchase of educational books and toys for schools and kindergartens, furniture or whiteware in community or sports halls, playground equipment, sports uniforms along with supporting numerous teams and clubs.

Through Educational Grants the Foodstuffs Community Trust has enabled many students to achieve their dreams of becoming Engineers, Doctors, Nurses, Biochemists, Graphic Designers, Lawyers and Accountants. 

Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust excerpts of the Annual Report, 31 March 2017

The Trust is continuing a successful partnership with the St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs) programme.  The FEDs and Hospital Friends cover eight South Island hospitals and are supported by 232 volunteers who contribute over 33,366 hours annually.

The Trust continues to support the First Foundation.  The principles of the First Foundation is that all young people should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams, irrespective of socio - economic status.  First Foundation also recognises it is very important to provide role models to help recipients to prepare for transition into tertiary study and provide guidance along the way.  


Over the last financial year as well as supporting the major grant recipients, grants in the following categories were distributed by the Trust.

  • Education Grants                                               $147,475
  • Community Grants                                            $394,820

Meeting Dates

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Wednesday 14 August 2018

Monday 5 November 2018 

Please note applications close 2 weeks before the meeting.

Please contact Christine Renwick on (03) 353 8719 for more information about the Community Trust or email


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  Application For General Grant (182kb)

  Information For Applicant (15kb)

  Supporters and Sponsor List 2018 (294kb)

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