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Applying for Funds

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, just contact us.

The next grant round opens 4 May 2017

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

The Deaf Development Fund  is a separate fund of the Trust, click on the link to find out more about it.  The Youth Education Fund is NOT part of the J R McKenzie Trust.