Applying for funding

Our strategy for 2015-19 is to  work towards a more socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our main focus areas are Māori Development and Disadvantaged Children and their Families.  Applications with a focus on other especially marginalised groups may also be considered.

We are interested in contributing to positive, long term change.

We contribute to general operating costs and/or costs of running a project. 

Because our funds are relatively small, and some of our grants are significant, the 'success rate' for applicants is low - between 3 and 7%. The total available most years is $2 - $3 million. The largest grant last year was nearly $350,000 over 3 years, and the smallest about $1,500.

Please check the information on this site before you decide to apply:

Only then apply online.

If you're still not clear whether you fit our criteria or focus, give us a call on (04) 472 8876.

The next grant round is now open; it closes on 19 February 2016.

Please note, each organisation may only apply once per calendar year.

The Deaf Development Fund and the Learning Fund are separate funds of the Trust, click on the links to find out more about them.  The Youth Education Fund is NOT part of the J R McKenzie Trust.