Welcome to First Light Community Foundation

The First Light Community Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation based in Hawke’s Bay and is committed to supporting communities through funds raised by gaming machines in hotels and taverns.

If your organisation is considering applying this website should provide you with all the information you need to know about making an application. Before making your application please review the criteria for being able to apply for a grant and the list of documents that requires uploading and all relevant information needed to complete your application.

This is all contained in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). To view, please click on the FAQ’s in the Applications section above.

As the Foundations Directors cannot consider retrospective applications (i.e. claims for expenditure that has already been paid) please ensure that you submit your application well in advance of when you require the funds.

First Light Community Foundation Grant Applications are going online

You can now submit your Grant Applications to First Light Community Foundation online. To Start an Application, enter the site firstlightfoundation-nz.baanalyser.com/start/ in the address bar (top of page) of your web browser or click Apply Here at the bottom of the page.

Below are the different browsers that can be used to complete your application;

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer 9 (or higher)

PLEASE NOTE:  Your grant applications will need to be submitted online on or before the last day of the month to be considered for the following months grants meeting.

The Directors generally meet on or about the 20th of each month and aim to confirm grant decisions within 1-2 working days of the meeting.

A ‘How to Apply’ guide to help you through the online process for submitting a First Light Community Foundation grant application can be found attached here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.



Application Form
Please read our Authorised Purpose and Grants Policy prior to completing the application form.

Grant Applications - Click here to Apply

Authorised Purpose | Grants Policy | Apply Here


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