Since 2009 the Rule Foundation has given over $400,000 for LGBTI projects throughout New Zealand.


Supporting organisations that make a positive difference for LGBTI people.

  • Agender NZ
  • Auckland Women’s Centre
  • Christchurch Women’s Centre
  • Gay Line Wellington
  • Intersex Awareness NZ (ITANZ)
  • Love Life Fono
  • OUTLine NZ
  • Mangere East (ME) Family Services – Transitioning Together production
  • Mental Health Foundation – Takatāpui resource
  • Pink Health Otautahi, Pink Pages website
  • Q2 Trust Dunedin
  • Student Christian Movement Aotearoa
  • Taurima Vibes Ltd – Matariki event


Investigating LGBTI unmet needs.

  • Auckland University, Sophie Sills research on queer participants in women’s sports
  • School of Nursing, Auckland University, Silver Rainbow aged care resource
  • Waikato University, Jamie Veale research on transgender health
  • Victoria University, Gloria Fraser research on queer and trans experiences accessing Mental Health support
  • Out Loud report – a submission on the Mental Health inquiry


Helping young LGBTI people.

  • Alphabet Soup, Dunedin
  • InsideOUT (QSA Network Aotearoa)
  • Otago University Students’ Association Queer Support
  • Outer Spaces, Wellington
  • Q-Topia, Christchurch
  • Q-Youth, Nelson
  • RainbowYOUTH
  • Spectrum Club, Queenstown
  • Talatalanoa, South Auckland


Cultivating LGBTI creativity.

  • Actually Alex trans short film
  • Ballet Foundation, for Loughlan Prior’s short film David
  • Sparrow Welby Ings & Robin Murphy short film
  • Stark Concerto by Claire Cowan for Wellington Orchestra
  • David Hamilton composition
  • Pardon Me Alan Turing – performance
  • Live Drag – An Opera in the Making by New Zealand Opera
  • Toi Moroki Christchurch – FAF SWAG


Nurturing opportunities for LGBTI people to learn and connect.


Encouraging LGBTI people to be healthy and active!

  • Asia Pacific OutGames, Wellington
  • Battle on the Bent Track, Roller Derby
  • DANSS Wellington, Samsex Dancesport
  • Feathers Badminton Club
  • Pride Tennis
  • Proud to Play, Auckland
  • Team Auckland Master Swimmers

Stories & memories

Telling our unique stories and remembering our history.

  • Charlotte Museum Trust
  • Lesbian and Gay Archives New Zealand
  • Holocaust Centre of NZ – William Spurlin visit
  • Reel Queer Inc, Out Takes film festivals
  • Same Same But Different – Peter Wells Founders Lecture
  • LGBT+ National Youth Essay Competition

Please note the Rule Foundation cannot consider applications for operational funding.

Help expand our efforts by considering a donation to the Foundation.