/ Grants & Donations

The ILT and the ILT Foundation provide donations and sponsorships to a level of approximately $8 million annually to over 500 organisations during the year.

These include Invercargill’s ILT Stadium Southland and the Velodrome which are great examples of the special community initiatives that the Trust has been able to instigate/support to the benefit of our community.

These projects have demonstrated that local agencies, councils and businesses can work together to create something special for their community.

Sports Funding

The ILT is a major funder of many sports, including:
Rugby, Touch Rugby, Netball, Tennis, Cycling, Golf, Cricket, Bowls, Rowing, Swimming (including the Kids Learn to Swim Programme)
…to name but a few. These are just some of the over 500 organisations that receive funding support from the ILT and ILT Foundation every year.

Education Funding

The ILT and ILT Foundation officially launched the Interactive Whiteboard Project in March 2006, following an 18-month trial of the technology in Invercargill schools. Interactive whiteboards are large, touch-sensitive boards connected to a computer using a digital data projector. The combination of video, colour and sound, along with access to a range of resources, means teachers can provide interactive material across all areas of the curriculum.

The total education spend by the ILT and the ILT Foundation is nearly $5 million in the past four years. Each interactive whiteboard package is worth $12,000 and includes an interactive whiteboard, digital camera, digital projector, wireless slates and wireless keyboards.


The ILT Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme was introduced in 2007 and is designed to select up to 60 Invercargill students each year who will receive a Scholarship to attend a Tertiary Education Institution.

Each Scholarship is to a value of $2,000 per year and is granted for a three year period so in any one year up to 180 Invercargill students can hold ILT scholarships, the value of which is $360,000 per annum.

The ILT proudly supports today’s students; tomorrow’s leaders!

Click here to download our ILT Tertiary Scholarship Application form

Click here to view our ILT Tertiary Scholarship Application Policy

Below is a list of grants allocated by the ILT between 7th February 2019 and 26th September 2019.

  • Allocated on 7th February 2019 - Download
  • Allocated on 28th February 2019 - Download
  • Allocated on 28th March 2019- Download
  • Allocated 02nd May 2019 - Download
  • Allocated 06th June 2019 - Download
  • Allocated 27th June 2019 - Download
  • Allocated 25th July 2019 - Download
  • Allocated 22nd August 2019 - Download
  • Allocated 26th September 2019 - Download