Welcome to our funding page, where you will find some key information about our current strategy and funding.
If you are interested in applying for our next responsive round of funding, please be aware that where practical and possible we are prioritising the needs of those people who are struggling after the lockdown. We want to fund groups who can address these needs in one or more of our three focus areas for funding:
If a project fits within one of our funding focus areas, then the kinds of activities we are interested in funding include:
Click Here to read our full Strategy and Funding Focus.
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We prefer to fund multi-year projects that demonstrate impact and financial sustainability. If you’re interested in learning more about these projects, you can check out our Stories page here.
If you believe your project is aligned with our strategy and wish to apply, follow the link below.
The full process for successful applicants takes four to five months. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised if they have not been selected for funding within six weeks of outline applications closing.
You may submit one application only per calendar year.
All outline applications received are assessed by staff and a subcommittee of Trustees in a double review process and a shortlist is agreed. Applicants who are shortlisted are notified six weeks after the closing date of their outline application submission that a full application can be submitted.
Our next funding round opens 8 July 2020 and closes 12 August 2020.
The Working Together More Fund (WTMF) – He Pūtea Mahi Tahi – was established to help groups wanting to work together to achieve greater results for our communities.
Representatives of funders Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, J R McKenzie Trust, Todd Foundation, and The Tindall Foundation came together in 2009 to discuss how they could best support NGOs to manage through the recession and into the years ahead. The funders commissioned research and consultation into collaboration and found that:
In October 2009, the WTMF was launched. In October 2011, The Hugh Green Foundation joined the group, and was followed by the DV Bryant Trust in December 2013.
For more information and to apply visit the website.
Having a very similar name means that we are often contacted with applications for this fund. The Youth Education Fund is a separate funding body established by J R McKenzie. Although similarly named, this fund is not run by the J R McKenzie Trust. It is administered and distributed by Rotary District representatives around the country.
The funding focus is on providing assistance where death, sickness, family break–up, or economic hardship causes difficulty for young people and their caregivers to meet the young person’s education costs.
For more information on the types of things funded by the J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund, and who to contact, visit www.youtheducationfund.org.nz