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Cook Brothers Community

He Rōpū Kotahi e hiahia ana ki te tūtaki i te ao, ki te panoni i te ahumahi hanganga, ki te whakaū i a mātou hei kaiārahi ā-motu.

One Team with the desire to take on the world, transform the construction industry and cement ourselves as a national leader.

With the vision of transforming the construction industry and cementing ourselves as a national leader, Cook Brothers Construction values each team member, trade partner, client and community as part of One Team; this is the heart and soul of what we do.

Over our fifteen years and counting, Cook Brothers have held on to our core values, ensuring that we work together, develop relationships, and take care of each other, our clients and the community. We're passionate about staying connected with our communities, giving back, and doing the right thing.

Giving back to our communities is our way of ensuring a more sustainable future for us all. An outlook guided by the recognition that mā ngā mahi o tēnei rā, e hanga te āhua o āpōpō, what we do today, defines our tomorrow.

We are committed to the Sustainability Pillars of Our People, Our Place and Our Work. Within these pillars are the principles of Kaiārahitanga Leadership, whereby we recognise our role as leaders for the potential to do well by doing more good and Manaaki Hapori Community Care in which we respect and support the communities where we work.

Cook Brothers Construction is full of exceptional people who believe in this vision and deliver extraordinary results. Our team take great pride in building not only our projects but also solid relationships within our communities. Across New Zealand, our people have assisted with local sporting groups and teams, sponsoring school productions and fundraisers, raised money for charity, planted trees, cooked BBQs, volunteered, ran, swam, boxed and more - all for a good cause. For us, it's about keeping in touch with our Kiwi values, staying true to our roots, and giving back to the communities that give us so much.

This year, we have decided to bring all of this together and launch Cook Brothers Community.

Cook Brothers Community is an opportunity to reach out for assistance through a grant or funding support, including options for professional advice or mentorship. If in any way, we can help - we will try.

Grants are provided to assist non-profit organisations that serve the community's social, educational, cultural, and environmental well-being and development. If your project aligns with our values - we would love to hear about it!

When can you apply?

  • We are offering two rounds of yearly applications, announced in October 2021 and June 2022.
  • Applications are due by 5pm on the last Friday in June and 5pm on the last Friday in October.
  • Funding decisions are made in June and November, respectively.

How to apply?

  • Review the below criteria
  • Submit an application form (this link opens in a new window)
  • Grants must be submitted using the online form.
  • Late and/or incomplete applications may not be accepted.

Who can apply for funding?

  • Organisations or community groups who are independent, local and non-profit
  • Non-government organisations
  • Charities
  • Schools and educational institutions

Projects will be considered more favourably if they:

  • Have a wider-reaching benefit to the community
  • Have a high level of community involvement and participation
  • Have completed a detailed application form

Application tips

Here are some quick tips when preparing and submitting your application:

  • Ensure every question in the application form has been answered.
  • Make sure your contact details are correct.
  • Give a clear rundown of your project or request. Clearly state what the grant will be used for.
  • Demonstrate your project has community support by attaching letters of support and endorsement from relevant community groups and key individuals within your community, and any relevant media clippings about the project.
  • Suppose you are seeking funding for part of a larger project. In that case, it is recommended to identify what aspect of the project the Community grant will be used for, rather than seeking a nominal amount to be added to total fundraising.
  • If you seek funding for part of a project, demonstrate where the remaining funds have/will come from. This might include a letter from other sponsors or proof of grants from government or trusts and foundations.
  • Remember to attach quotes or estimates for the grant amount you are seeking. 

 Should you have any enquiries, please get in touch with community@cookbrothers.co.nz.



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