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Application Process

Impact100 Wakatipu awards grants to nonprofits in our community in the focus areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, and Environment. Applicants may apply for grant funding of at least $100,000 in a focus area that supports their mission, programs, or services. Applying for a grant starts with an Expression of Interest. We recommend reading our eligibility criteria before proceeding.

The grant amount varies each year depending on the number of supporters. This amount will be announced at The Big Reveal in mid May and Expressions of Interest invited directly after.


Impact100 invites applications that meet the following criteria:

  • The application must be from a registered charity (or partnership with one)

  • The application must be for a programme that will cost at least $100,000

  • The programme must predominantly benefit the Whakatipu region.

2024 Dates 

Our Grant timeline for 2024 is as follows: 


                                 2024 Grant Amount Announced      22 May

                                 Expressions of Interest Open           23 May

                                 Expressions of Interest Close           21 June   5pm 

                                 Full Grant Applications Close            9 August   5pm 

                                 Final Five Announced                         24 September 

                                 Grant Awards                                       30 October


Since 2020, the women of Impact100 have donated $698,500 to the Wakatipu Community


All stages of the grant review process are conducted entirely by current members of Impact100 Wakatipu.

Focus Areas

We provide nonprofit organisations with grants across five broad Focus Areas:


Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, and arts education.



Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community.



Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors.


Health and Wellness

Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical wellbeing.



Conservation and preservation of natural resources, environmental justice, parks and recreation, agricultural sustainability, and climate action.

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