The principal objective of the Trust is to actively fundraise and attract sponsorships, donations and bequests in order to maintain a fund available to build strength through diversity within the LGBTQI+ community in New Zealand.
These are available annually to assist students who identify as LGBTQI+, entering their first year of tertiary studies, who can demonstrate academic success, community leadership and positive role model influence for Rainbow-affirming peer and community support.
Community Support grants contribute to permanent LGBTQI+ services and resources that provide education, cultural benefit, health, welfare and support, to ensure their sustainability. This can include funding of some overhead or operational costs.
Community Participation grants contribute to LGBTQI+ projects and initiatives that may be held from time to time that benefit our community encompassing educational, cultural, sporting and other events including those held during Pride parades and/or festivals. The grants specifically exclude the recipient organisation's overhead or operational costs.