The Rule Foundation welcomes enquiries and applications for funding from groups at any point throughout the year.

Applications for project funding are received throughout the year and are assessed by the Trustees on a case-by-case basis.

Funding criteria

Criteria for support include:

  • alignment with the Foundation’s
    purpose and priorities
  • a transparent and obvious benefit to the LGBTI community in Aotearoa
  • the ability of the applicant to deliver the proposed project
  • the availability of funds and alternative funding sources.

Please note that the Foundation does not fund individuals or commercial activities; or activities that are considered operational or business as usual. While we don’t necessarily require an organisation to be a legal entity (i.e. an incorporated society or charitable trust), we do require that the bank account donations are paid too are in the name of the organisation, and not an individual. Larger organisations may also act as fund holders for smaller initiatives.

If you are unsure, please contact us and one of our Trustees will be in touch.

What we fund

Check out the What we fund page.

How much we fund