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Our Strategy

Strategy-Diagram-with-highlightsOur strategy for 2015-19 is to focus all that we do as a Trust, including our grant making, on working towards a more socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand. Please click on the diagram to the right for an overview of our strategy. Once you have it in full screen mode hover over each box for a detailed explanation of what we fund. 

Within this, 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 contributing to positive, long term change. We are fine about contributing 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%. So we suggest you look carefully at the information on this site before you decide to put the time into applying:

  • For full explanation of what we want to fund click on our strategy diagram here.
  • Read about organisations we have supported recently
  • Have a look at the list of things we don’t usually fund
  • Read about our process and timelines
  • Watch our Funding Tips Video on You Tube
  • And only then apply online.

If you’ve checked the strategy but you’re still not clear whether you fit our criteria or focus, we are happy to talk. Give us a call on (04) 472 8876.

The second grant round for 2017 will open 17 May  and closes on 15 July.
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.