Does your organisation need funding to #DitchTheFizz?

Fizz Free Whānau Community Grant applications will open on January 1st 2018 to support community organisations to implement healthy nutrition and physical activity initiatives within their communities.

We strongly encourage members of community organisations to apply and find out how we can help your organisation become Fizz Free!

Who can apply?
Community organisations, such as:

  • Kōhanga & ECE centres
  • Kura & Schools
  • Marae
  • Sports Clubs
  • Churches
  • Mosques
  • Religious centres
  • Community centres
  • Other not-for-profit organisations
Where does the money come from?
As part of the Fizz Free Whānau Challenge for 2018, challenge takers are encouraged to seek sponsors for their challenge to raise funds to support community initiatives. This means that the funding available for grants is directly related to the amount raised- so make sure you spread the word and encourage your friends and whānau to take the challenge!
What do the grants cover?
Grants are up to $2500, and cover community-based initiatives that are aligned with our goals of reducing sugary drink consumption, and improving the hauora of our communities in a supportive and positive way. This means you can be as creative as you like!

Some examples of things we can cover:

  • Water fountain or filter installations
  • Sports and physical activity equipment
  • Educational events
  • Kitchen tools and appliances
What happens if we miss out on a grant?
If your initiative has been pre-approved by the grants panel to be in line with the Fizz Free Whānau mission, but is currently awaiting fundraising allocations, we can help promote on your behalf. This means that your initiative can be featured on our website and social media pages to encourage people to fundraise and donate alike.

If for any reason we are not able to fund your initiative, you can still get support to implement a Fizz Free policy in your organisation.

Who can I contact?
If you have further questions about the grant application process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at:

Applications are open!

Download the form now and get a head start on planning your project!