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Foodstuffs Community Trust

The Foodstuffs South Island Limited co-operative has a long history of supporting local communities.  One of the many ways  this is done is through the Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust.

The  Community Trust is supported by Sponsors and Supporters.  The Sponsors and Supporters consist of co-operative Members, Staff and friends of the Foodstuffs South Island .

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  and whiteware in community or sports halls, playground equipment, defibrillators, a ventilator and sports uniforms. 

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 2018

The Trust is continuing a successful partnership with the St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs) programme.  The  programme cover eight South Island hospitals and  is supported by 232 volunteers. The Trust has recently been awarded the "Priory Vote of Thanks" from St John. This award is given in recognition of the exceptional contribution the Trust has made to the work of St John over the many years of sponsorship.

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: $101,909
  • Community Grants: $341,850

Meeting Dates

Thursday 9 May 2019

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Thursday 7 November 2019

  • To apply please complete an application form and attach quotes. Please check the information for applicant sheet to ensure your request meets our criteria.
  • Present the application to a Sponsor or Supporter (click here   for a list of sponsors and supporters) .
  • Please DO NOT leave the application form at the service desk of a store. Please note applications close 2 weeks before the meeting.  

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


  Application For General Grant (182kb)

  Information For Applicant (15kb)

  Supporters and Sponsor List Feb 2019 (252kb)

Key Contacts

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