Who can apply for Community Post?
Applications will be considered from not-for-profit organisations using New Zealand Post services to carry out projects in their region. These projects must align with our community investment themes and benefit communities in your area.
Applications can be submitted by one of the following:
- an incorporated society
- a registered charitable trust
- a body or club that is controlled by an association of people under an adopted constitution and rules, with annual accounts and reports.
These organisations can be one of the following:
- a national organisation (or have multiple branches which cover most of New Zealand)
- a local/regional organisation (not part of a national organisation).
Applications must fulfil all of the following
- be for a specific project. (Community Post is not designed for the general administration of an organisation)
- operate in, and benefit, the region being applied to
- require postage, marketing data services or unaddressed mail services
- relate to a project which fits within the themes.
Projects that are not eligible include:
- regional offices of not-for-profit organisations that have a national office
- applications for the promotion or benefit of one individual
- commercial ventures
- completed or retrospective projects
- local or central government activities
- applications for cash, or New Zealand Post services other than postage-included envelopes.
New Zealand Post reserves the right to publish the names of organisations which are successful in their applications to Community Post. We may also talk to you about publishing your story in local media.
New Zealand Post has identified three community investment themes that projects will need to demonstrate support for in order to have consideration.
Education allows society to improve and prosper. Any not-for-profit organisation with projects that assist in raising education levels – whether it be through literacy (including critical thinking), numeracy, or social behaviour – will be considered.
Health and wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our communities is vital. Any not-for-profit organisation with projects that assist in encouraging physical activity, healthy living or general wellbeing will be considered.
It is crucial for businesses to work together in clusters or groups to create productive and prosperous communities. Any not-for-profit organisation with projects that display a commitment to business partnerships will be considered.
Find out more
- What can you apply for?
- Plunket case study
- Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand case study
- GST liability for recipient organisations